An Evening With David Sedaris; The Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life Live at the Providence Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 14thMar 19, 2012
Presented by Rhode Island NPR
Sponsored by Barrington Books
Providence, RI - David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 14th at 8P.
An Evening with David Sedaris is presented by Rhode Island NPR and is sponsored by Barrington Books.
Tickets are on sale now and are $55 - $25; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge. Tickets are available at the PPAC Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, online at www.ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Box Office Hours are Monday–Friday, 10A-5P; Saturday, 10A-2P; and through curtain time(s) on performance days
Celebrating the release of his new title, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a book of acerbic, outrageously funny fables, featuring animals with unmistakably human failings, which will hit bookstores on September 28, author David Sedaris will visit Providence for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.
Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Including his last release, the New York Times #1 Bestselling book, When You Were Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris’ wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second- generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner.
Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy’s elf, reading his “Santaland Diaries” on Nation Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR’s most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Discounted admission is available for groups of 20 or more; for more information and to order, please contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at email@example.com or (401) 574-3162