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BESTSELLING WRITER AND HUMORIST DAVID SEDARIS BRINGS LAUGHTER AND UNPARALLELED WIT TO KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS OCTOBER 16, 2017

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BESTSELLING WRITER AND HUMORIST

DAVID SEDARIS BRINGS LAUGHTER

AND UNPARALLELED WIT TO

KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS

OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts welcomes back famed humorist, The New Yorker writer,and NPR contributor David Sedaris for one night only. There’s guaranteed to be side-splitting laughs, piercing insight from his singular voice, and satirical observations on the human condition. An Evening of David Sedaris will grace the Academy of Music stage on October 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. It will also include a Q&A session with the audience followed by a book signing. An in-depth storyteller, bestseller David Sedaris brings new insights and stories to this Philadelphia audience.

“Storytelling is one of the oldest arts, but also one of the most relevant to today's audiences with the advent of the podcast,” said Kimmel Center President and CEO Anne Ewers. “Whether you know him from NPR or from his numerous books, you do not want to miss this evening with superb narrator David Sedaris.”

David Sedaris has made a name for himself over the last 20 years as a self-effacing and sometimes shockingly honest writer and speaker. He draws on his experiences growing up in the South as one of six siblings, his relationships and homosexual identity, and familial drama. Sedaris has authored stories and essays such as Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. The last was nominated for a Best Spoken Word Album at the GRAMMY Awards. A household voice to millions of National Public Radio listeners, Sedaris’ SantaLand Diaries shot to fame in his retelling of time spent working as a New York City Macy’s holiday elf. He has authored pieces for The New Yorker for over two decades.

Other upcoming performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include The Scott Brothers’ House Party (September 6, 2017, Merriam Theater), Herbie Hancock (October 4, 2017, Verizon Hall), Kevin James (October 7, 2017, Merriam Theater), and Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Tour (November 5, 2017,
Merriam Theater).

 

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS

Academy of Music

October 16, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $55.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.

 

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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