Reviews are in for Nicholas Brendon in ‘Santaland Diaries’
… And they’re good! Of course, we had no doubt, right?
An excerpt from Examiner.com’s review:
As directed by Michael Matthews, Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) channels Sedaris in all his humiliating green velvet and big bow
glory in this entertaining one-man show adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. From dry acknowledgement of his demoralizing situation (“I
am a 33-year-old man applying for a job as an elf.”) to droll
observations of crazy human behavior, corporate greed and crass
Christmas commercialism, Brendon cracks wise with an easy inviting charm.
And from Backstage.com:
Building comic steam with his deadpan delivery, Brendon strikes the
ideal mix of cynicism and dry wit to mine the material for maximum
hilarity. … Brendon boasts a likable presence that helps balance the
script’s uglier implications with a lighthearted sense of fun.
Have you seen the play yet? If so, share your own reviews in the comments field!