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David Sedaris Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW ARE SOLD OUT.  Please call the SOPAC box office at (973) 313-2787 to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you.


NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris will appear at SOPAC for one night only, featuring all-new readings of his work & a book signing.

[words] Bookstore of Maplewood will make books available for sale in the SOPAC  lobby. David Sedaris will be signing books both before, and after, the mainstage event.

David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of Americas preeminent writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that he 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 was a 56th Annual Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. David Sedaris is the author of the New York Times bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His 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 and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life and since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled Meet David Sedaris. David Sedaris’ next book will be a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding, due out in the summer of 2017.