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Warehouse Theatre launches Santaland Diaries Kickstarter campaign

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Home for the holidays.

That's all the Warehouse Theatre wants - to bring one of the upstate's favorite comic actors, Ryan Bradburn, home to Greenville to star in David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries. If you haven't seen it, Santaland Diaries is a one-man show based on David Sedaris' experience as a department store elf. It's absolutely hysterical, and Bradburn will be fantastic in the part.

But the Warehouse needs your help to deliver this extra special present.

Bradburn now lives in Atlanta, so the Warehouse Theatre launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the actor's visit. The funding will also go toward a second Christmas production, Seasons Greetings, also by David Sedaris.

As usual, backers will receive rewards based on their contribution level, ranging from a listing in the show's program to an invitation to the Ugly Sweater After Party. Check out the Kickstarter page for details.

Total funding requested is $3,000.The campaign ends December 6.

So what do you think...can you spare a couple of bucks to help bring an elf home?

It's truly a gift all of us can treasure.

From the Kickstarter page:

We want to bring Atlanta-based actor Ryan Bradburn home for the holidays toThe Warehouse Theatre main stage! We miss him, you miss him - help us present The Santaland Diaries / Season's Greetings and we can bring him back to Greenville for the run December 7 -29th. What a great holiday gift for a really special friend, family member, or...yourself!

David Sedaris spent a holiday season as an elf in a department store Santaland. The Santaland Diaries are his stories, presented with hilarious irreverence and biting insight into our holiday traditions (not for the kiddies!). This one-man show will combine two of our favorite wits (or nitwits, depending): Ryan Bradburn, as the disgruntled elf "Crumpet", and Matt Reece, a veteran of WHT's stage, who will be directing the production.

But Ryan Bradburn is not the only present we have for you under the tree - you won't want to miss the first part of this naughty-not-nice holiday evening: Season's Greetings, a one-woman show, starring Kerrie Seymor. You know those Christmas family "newsletters" that give you all the ins and outs of distant family friends and 3rd cousins thrice removed? Well, this is the very, very dysfunctional version - as only David Sedaris could have written!

Kerrie has graced the WHT main stage several times, and spends her days molding young minds at Clemson University as Prof. Seymour, teaching acting and theatre appreciation. Directing the show is Anne Kelly Tromsness, who is not only our WHT Education Director, but a founding member of Distracted Globe and a main stage favorite herself.



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