"Mahler wrings a lot of laughter out of lines like that by speaking them to people in the audience, as if those people were children who had come to see Santa...Blackfriars Playhouse is a great venue to work the crowd that way, with seats on three sides of the stage — some seats on the stage itself — and universal lighting that encourages all of us to watch each other laugh at Mahler’s hilarious exaggerations."
"We like it when he interacts with us because it feels like being in cahoots, as if we ourselves might wind up working as an elf some day, or as an actor who makes people laugh at stupid people."
For best seats, order tickets for The Santaland Diaries today.
By Mike Dewey. Posted at Shenandoah Press and D.C. Metro Theater Arts, 12.13.2012.
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