Sunday, March 12, 2017

David Sedaris Comes to Strathmore April 13, Just Before Release of His Next Book

David Sedaris visits Strathmore, April 13th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents David Sedaris

Humorist brings sharp wit, offbeat observations to Music Center reading, discussion as he prepares for May 2017 release of his next book, Theft by Finding

Preeminent American humorist David Sedaris brings heart and hilarity to the Music Center at Strathmore on ThursdayApril 13, 2017 at 8 PM for a reading and forthright, funny conversation with the audience mere weeks before the release of his next book, Theft by Finding. Beginning with his wildly popular “SantaLand Diaries,” Sedaris has proven himself a master of satire, using sardonic wit and incisive social critiques to cut through cultural euphemisms and political correctness. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. His byline can often be seen in The New Yorker and he has twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

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 Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio versions of the latter two works were Grammy Award nominees 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. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories.

He 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’ original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life.

A film adaptation of his story, C.O.G., was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013.)

Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”

Strathmore Presents
An Evening with David Sedaris
Thursday, April 13, 2017
8:00 PM

Tickets $35-$75
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts and the Artist in Residence program.