Prairie Players Civic Theatre offer a different holiday treat this season!

Taking a diversion from the usual holiday fair, the 102 year old organization will present David Sedaris’s Seasons Greetings and The Santaland Diaries on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16.

In Season’s Greetings, Jocelyn Dunbar writes this dark version of a holiday newsletter. She opens with warm wishes to her readers and acknowledges their certain shock that after the tumultuous year that the Dunbars have had that Jocelyn would still produce a holiday newsletter.

The Santaland Diaries chronicles David Sedaris’s experience as a worker in Macy’s Santaland display. This compact, one-character comedy is a hilarious – and heartwarming – cult classic, featuring comic encounters during the height of the holiday crunch.

The husband and wife team of Tristan and Jessica Tapscott will direct and appear in this festive evening of David Sedaris. Tristan Tapscott will take to the stage as Crumpet the Elf while Jessica Tapscott takes on the role of bitter Jocelyn Dunbar. The couple have appeared on stages in the Quad Cities but this will mark their Prairie Players debut.

Biting, irreverent and full heart, this evening of David Sedaris will offer a welcome break from the chaos that surrounds the holidays. Leave the kids at home, come enjoy a drink and have some good laughs. Performances will be held on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December at 7:30pm. The bar opens at 6:30pm, seating begins at 7:00pm and the show begins at 7:30pm. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting

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