NPR Humorist and Best-Selling Author David Sedaris Returns to Boone
BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA— Appalachian State University’s performance series, “The Schaefer Center Presents,” brings celebrated humor writer David Sedaris to Boone for one night only. Sedaris will take the stage on Friday, October 23 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 7 p.m. A question and answer session and a book signing in the lobby will follow the reading. For tickets and information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit http://theschaefercenter.org/.
About David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. 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 is the author of “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as collections of personal essays, “Naked”, “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” and his most recent book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of “Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls” is a 56th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling collection of fables entitled “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary” (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life.
“Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident.” - Whitney Pastorek, Entertainment Weekly
“Sedaris has hit upon the narrative equivalent of Pepsi, or the PlayStation, or oxygen, or the haircut: something that others in the world might actually want and find useful. . . He’s smart, he’s caustic, he’s mordant, and, somehow, he’s . . . well, nice.” - Bill Richardson, Toronto Globe and Mail
“Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.” - Chicago Tribune
“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
"David Sedaris’s deeply satisfying essays bring to mind Anthony Trollope, P.G. Wodehouse, Alice Munro, and Woody Allen, sometimes in the same paragraph." - The New York Times
The Schaefer Center Presents: 2015-16 Season
For videos, images, and detailed information about each performance, visit www.theschaefercenter.org
American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his solo career and as a former member of the Drive-By Truckers
Saturday, November 7, 2015
American Shakespeare Center: “Julius Caesar”
Profoundly moving, breathtaking, and deeply human…a thrill ride of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly – love
January 29, 2016
American Shakespeare Center: “Henry V”
The story of England’s hero-king and the greatest upset in European military history; Shakespeare’s finale to his great history plays
January 30, 2016
Dr. John and the Nite Trippers
Unique and authentic New Orleans, boogie-woogie jazz, praised for its funky, bluesy influence on rock
Saturday, February 13, 2016
CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater
Choreography that fuses Salsa, Afro-Cuban, and contemporary urban and abstract dance theater, to create an invigorating blend of physically intense and politically astute performance work
Friday, April 22, 2016
Tickets are on sale at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office and online at http://theschaefercenter.org. The Office of Arts & Cultural Programs is committed to affordable ticket prices, with prices for all events ranging from $10-$40. A faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff discount is available when tickets are purchased over the phone or at the box office. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 828-262-4046 or go online at http://theschaefercenter.org.
About “The Schaefer Center Presents”
“The Schaefer Center Presents” is a series offering students, faculty, staff and the community a diverse array of music, theatre and dance designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the campus and surrounding area. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; provides a "window on the world" through the artistry of nationally and internationally renowned artists; and showcases some of the finest artists of our nation and our region. For more information, visit http://theschaefercenter.org.
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