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David Sedaris

Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 PM

Comedy

Award-winning humor writer and master of satire David Sedaris brings his wry wit and humor to the Concert Hall to read some of his new and unpublished material. His personal friend, author John Thorson, will open the show. 

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Award-winning humor writer and master of satire David Sedaris brings his wry wit and humor to the Concert Hall to read some of his new and unpublished material. His personal friend, author John Thorson, will open the show. 

David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017). Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

Book Signing
Meet David Sedaris before and after his show on April 9 where he will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. The pre-signing will be in front of the Opera House starting at 7:15 p.m., and the post-signing will be in front of the Concert Hall immediately following the performance.