Different Stages and the OB Playhouse is happy to announce that James P. Darvas has been cast as Crumpet the elf in SANTALAND DIARIES and Holly Stephenson in SEASON'S GREETING two Christmas offerings for adults. These hilarious and somewhat dark comedies are  by American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor David Sedaris and will be presented at the OB Playhouse opening Nov. 26 and playing through December 18.

James P. Darvas  has been involved in the theatre for over 3 decades. He began in local theater in Cleveland Ohio. He has acted in over 35 productions from Ohio to California. Some of the work he is most proud of includes : The Shadow Box ,Geek’s ; The Musical, I am My Own Wife ( AACT award winner for Best Performer 2015) The Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Deconstruction Of A Drag Queen, Ragnorok, A Maiden’s Prayer, The Violet Hour, Enron, The Nerd, Gypsy, Big river, Will Rodger’s Follies, and Psycopathia Sexualis. He recently dipped his toes in the world of directing. His credits include: Burn This ( Different Stages) Rabbit Hole( CAT) Coyote On A Fence (ACT award winner direction 2015) Belief No Repeat( SD Fringe Festival) and most recently Good People ( OnStage Playhouse). He is currently understudy for Disgraced at The San Diego Rep. James is also the Artistic Director of The San Diego Play Company and is a Board adviser for OnStage Playhouse.

Holly Stephenson has been involved with theatre since the age of 9. Since the year 2000 she has performed in over 30 plays. Some of her favorite roles include Shawna in “Coyote on a Fence”; Berthe in “Boeing! Boeing!”; Faye in “The Sugar Bean Sisters”; and Sisser in “Sugar Witch” (ACT Best Actress Award). She has received several ACT nominations and awards for her work, including Best Direction of a Drama, for her directing debut of “Extremities”, at OnStage Playhouse, in 2010. In her spare time, Holly works full time at AT&T, while currently serving on the board of The San Diego Play Company, serving on the play reading Committee with Lamplighter’s Theatre and is the Fundraising Co-Chair for Executive Women International. She wishes to thank her friends and family for their continuous support; especially her mom. “Enjoy the show!”  

​Jerry Pilato (Director/Producer)