Built in 1991 to complement the Kleberg Stage, the site of Zach Theatre's mainstage productions since 1972, the petite 130-seat Whisenhunt Arena Stage is as cozy and comfy as one's living room. That's made it Zach's go-to setting for one-person shows like The Santaland Diaries and Tru, small-cast dramas such as Doubt, cabaret, and many of its productions for children, who enjoy being right on top of the action in this theatre in the round.
Does it return? Of course
it returns – this show is more evergreen than a forest of Christmas trees. David Sedaris
' outlandish tale of a (oh, shall we say disgruntled
) Macy’s elf jingles to life again in this latest incarnation, with that costumed Crumpet waxing snarktastic on the talent it takes to juggle tinsel, tearful tots, and not-so-sober Santas during what's hailed as the most wonderful time of the year. J. Robert Moore
– the bright star of Zach's one-man show Buyer and Cellar
a couple years ago – plays Crumpet, and Nat Miller
directs, so we reckon this year's holiday-skewering is doubleplusgood to go. Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Thu., 7:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:30 & 9pm. $40 and up.