David Sedaris
David Sedaris

WMA and Show and Tell Inc. present

POSTPONED: David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

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DATE: April 17, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: War Memorial Auditorium


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Due to concerns about COVID-19 and our efforts to protect the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and employees, David Sedaris’ appearance originally scheduled for Friday, April 17, is rescheduled for Friday, September 25 at the historic War Memorial Auditorium.

An email was sent to all ticket holders on March 25, providing the following options:

  • Hold on to your tickets and use them on September 25.
  • Transfer the ticket value to a TPAC gift certificate to be used for any performance at TPAC.
  • Get a full refund.

If you did not receive that email, please fill out this survey to let us know which option you prefer.

For those of you who have filled out the survey, you don't need to do anything further. Please hang on to your tickets and they'll be valid for entry on the new date of September 25, 2020.

Note: Refunds are only available for tickets purchased directly through the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Box Office. Refunds will be processed within the next 15 days to the original credit card used for the purchase. If your original card is expired, we will issue a check refund to the address on file. We appreciate your patience as the process may take some time. Please contact us if you have additional questions regarding a performance at TPAC.

For more on TPAC’s closure, visit TPAC.ORG/PatronHealth.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.

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. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

“Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident”
—Whitney Pastorek, Entertainment Weekly

“Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.”
—San Francisco Chronicle