An Evening with David Sedaris

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Providence, RI – RIPR is pleased to present An Evening with 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 who will be appearing for one night only at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)  on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30P.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 10th at 10A -ONLINE ONLY. Reserved tickets priced from $25 to $60 are available now online at, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visiting the PPAC Box Office. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

Summer Box Office Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.  Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 8 and are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturdays, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain times.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to 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 recent releases, the New York Times’ bestselling books When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, David Sedaris’ wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre are 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 National 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

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