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Mitchell Fain is Snarky, Sarcastic and Slightly Naughty in “This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles)”

**** Recommended **** Mitchell Fain is well known around Chicago for his eight-year gig as Crumpet, a grumpy Macy’s elf in David Sedaris’s biographical story, “Santaland Diaries”. After eight years in the pointy shoes, Fain was ready for something different. In “This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles)” Fain can wear the stripy stockings but still be his own snarky, sarcastic, slightly profane self! It might not be everyone’s favorite cup of tea, but “This Way Outta Santaland” made me laugh. 4 holiday Spotlights.

“This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles)” runs through December 30th at Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont, Chicago. Running time is 75 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm; with two additional holiday performances on Wednesdays, December 20th and 27th at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $28-$40. Parking is available for a fee in Theater Wit’s lot behind the restaurant across the street. Valet parking is also available. FYI (773) 975-8150 or

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