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An Evening with Sarah Jones

October 7 | 7:00 pm

photo by Kenneth Goldberg

Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist known for her multi-character, one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and the critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date.

Renowned as “a one-woman global village,” Jones has given multiple main-stage TED Talks garnering millions of views, performed for President and First Lady Obama at the White House, and gave a historic performance at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as the first artist on its main stage normally reserved for heads of state.

LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 

FOR INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact theschaefercenter@appstate.edu, call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, visit the box office at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, or purchase online.

TICKETS:
$40 adults; $35 faculty/staff; $10 students

SHOWTIME:
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 | 7pm; doors open at 6pm

ABOUT SARAH JONES


Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist known for her multi-character, one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and the critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date.

Renowned as “a one-woman global village,” Jones has given multiple main-stage TED Talks garnering millions of views, performed for President and First Lady Obama at the White House, and gave a historic performance at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as the first artist on its main stage normally reserved for heads of state.

Jones recently launched Foment Productions, a social justice-focused entertainment company aligned with her progressive, intersectional activism. A documentary inspired by Sell/Buy/Date will be its first production. Helmed by Jones in her directorial debut, Sell/Buy/Date explores one of the most critical issues at the intersection of race, feminism, power and economics in our current cultural climate: the sex industry. The doc, executive produced by Rashida Jones and Meryl Streep, is a candid, witty and political yet personal take on the topic, particularly in our new pandemic reality.

Additionally, Jones has appeared in film and TV projects ranging from Sesame Street to Broad City, from Marriage Story to The Incredible Jessica James. She has served as a writer/producer on Smilf and recently developed her own character-based show for CNN.

She will next be seen as a co-lead opposite Julie Delpy and Elisabeth Shue in Delpy’s upcoming Netflix dramedy series, On the Verge.

Learn more about Sarah’s ongoing projects at www.sarahjonesonline.com and follow her: @yesimsarahjones.

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REVIEWS


“A must-see.” —Los Angeles Times 

“Writer-performer Sarah Jones is amazing!” —Variety

“Hilarious!” —Vogue

“Powerful and insightful” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Absorbing and piercing, with unexpected humor and often biting and bright.” —The New York Times

“Sarah is a genius and an artist and a hero of mine.” —Seth Godin

“Stunningly Fresh” —Los Angeles Daily News

“Provocative, shrewd, and shockingly funny, Sell/Buy/Date is a tour de force” —TheaterMania

“Timely, wickedly funny” —Indulge

Sell/Buy/Date is “brimming with Jones’ masterful, multiple, multicultural characterizations” —Broadway World

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Date:
October 7
Time:
7:00 pm
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