Downtown Springfield Association
The Library and Friends of The Library Present: An Evening with David Sedaris

The Library and Friends of The Library Present: An Evening with David Sedaris

June, 25 2021 | 7:00 pm

325 Park Central East Springfield, MO 65806

Tickets for this event are reserved seating. Call our box office at 417-863-9491 with any questions.

The Historic Gillioz Theatre was built in 1926. Balcony seating is closer together than Orchestra seating. If you or a member of your party is tall or require more leg room, we advise purchasing Orchestra level seating.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. At 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, he will bring his brand of adult humor to Springfield when the Historic Gillioz Theatre presents An Evening with David Sedaris.

This one-night-only Springfield event is being underwritten by the Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Libraries, and hosted by the Gillioz and the Springfield-Greene County Libraries. The author’s visit is part of The Library’s annual community celebration of reading for pleasure, The One Read.
Admission is free; tickets will be available beginning 10 a.m. March 4, 2020.

During the one-hour event, Sedaris will read from new and unpublished material, and entertain a 20-30-minute Q&A with the audience. His books will be available for sale, and he will sign books before and after the event.

“Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident” wrote Whitney Pastorek of Entertainment Weekly. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.”

David Sedaris was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay “Santaland Diaries,” which it replays during the holidays. His nationally best-selling essay collection “Calypso” was published in June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2021.

His other books include “Theft By Finding,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Naked,” and “Barrel Fever.”

Sedaris is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages.