The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre decided to kick off summer by tickling your funny bone. “The Santaland Diaries” is based on the true chronicles of humorist David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display and is playing nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, June 9, in the UW Fine Arts Studio Theatre.

Not only is this production based on hilarious real life accounts during the height of the holiday crunch, it will feature guest actor and resident company member Paul Hope from Houston’s Alley Theatre. Hope has appeared on Alley stages for 20 seasons and performed the role of Crumpet last year.

Tickets cost $10 for the public and $7 for students, seniors and children over 5. For tickets and information, call (307)766-6666 or go to the Fine Arts website. “The Santaland Diaries” is recommended for mature audiences.