PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS NEWS RELEASE – Grammy-nominated humorist David Sedaris visits Reno Monday, April 29, to entertain audiences with his razor-sharp wit and side-splitting satire. The best-selling author, playwright, and regular presenter on Public Radio International’s “This American Life” takes the stage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Artown Encore series, expanding the reach of the annual festival beyond the 31 days of July and into the hearts and minds of northern Nevada’s arts community year round.
Widely known for his nationally published radio commentary and audio recordings, Sedaris is revered for his comical observations of the human condition. He is author of best-selling books “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as acclaimed personal essays, “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.” His books have been translated into 25 languages and pieces regularly appear in the New Yorker. He has written six plays with his sister, Amy Sedaris that have been performed on stages ranging from Lincoln Center to New York City’s The Drama Department.
With sardonic remarks such as, “I never read anything about myself. Anything…because if I did read things that came out of my mouth, I would never open it again,” the award-winning writer has won over audiences and earned critical acclaim across the country. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” Sedaris’ latest book, will hit shelves on April 23. The book is currently available for pre-purchase at Sundance Bookstore, and can be picked up either the night of his performance, or at Sundance on or after April 23.
Tickets are on sale now for David Sedaris’ first-ever northern Nevada performance, starting at $28 at www.RenoIsArtown.com, at the Pioneer Center Box Office, or by calling 775-686-6600. This Encore performance is co-presented with Nevada Humanities and in partnership with Sundance Bookstore. Encore is sponsored by IGT, Steinway Piano Gallery of Reno and FOX 11. For more information on Artown, please visit www.RenoIsArtown.com or call 775-322-1538.
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