David Sedaris, Bestselling Author and NPR Humorist, Returns to the State Theatre, Nov. 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS—David Sedaris, the New York Times bestselling author and National Public Radio humorist, returns by popular demand to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, he is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers and has more than seven million copies of his books in print. Immediately following his talk, Sedaris will participate in a book signing. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27. Visit www.hennepintheatretrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets or more information.
David Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as bestseller collections of personal essays “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames.” In addition, he was the editor of “Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories.” Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” His newest book, a collection of fables entitled “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary” (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in October 2010 and immediately hit the New York Times Bestseller List.
Sedaris and his sister, Amy, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written plays produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on “This American Life,” distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album and his most recent live album is “David Sedaris: Live for your Listening Pleasure” (Nov. 2009). The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris will speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls., 55402). Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27 and range from $35.50 to $45.50 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.