David Sedaris
David Sedaris

WMA and Show and Tell Inc. present

POSTPONED: David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

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DATE: New date: April 27, 2021 / Originally September 25, 2020

LOCATION: War Memorial Auditorium


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Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and efforts to protect the health and safety of patrons, artists, and employees, An Evening with David Sedaris, originally rescheduled for Friday, September 25, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the historic War Memorial Auditorium. Tickets with the updated date will be reissued by the TPAC Box Office in the coming months.
Please log in to your TPAC.ORG account to let us know how you'd like to proceed. The survey closes Friday, June 26, 2020. All requests after the deadline has passed are not guaranteed and will need to be approved by the tour.
Note: Refund requests are only available for tickets purchased directly through the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Box Office. Refund requests will be processed in the next 10 business days to the original credit card used for the purchase. If the original card is expired, we will issue a check refund to the address on file within 21 business days. We appreciate your patience as the process may take some time.
For more on TPAC’s temporary 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