David Yen in "Santaland Diaries"

For the past two Christmas seasons, actor David Yen has played cranky Crumpet the Elf in a one-man show based on author David Sedaris’ humorous memoir about working as a Santa’s elf at Macy’s.

The show has played at various Sonoma County venues during that time. This year, Yen returns in “Santaland Diaries,” presented by the Marin Arts Council, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

I saw the opening in 2008, and I can recommend this satirical show as something different for the holidays.

Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Information: (707) 568-5381, www.glasercenter.com. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com.