The Performing Arts Center Season
Re-Inspires, Re-Engages, Re-Turns

David Sedaris

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College {PAC}, will welcome audiences back into their theatres to experience live, world-class performing arts starting in October of 2022. True to their legacy of sharing new work alongside established virtuosity, the 2022-2023 Re-Opening Season will activate old artistic partnerships and build new friendships.   The season will begin on Saturday, October 8 with the wit, humor and insight of David Sedaris and will run through the spring of 2023. 


David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, beloved for his personal essays and short stories. In his latest essay collection, “Happy-Go-Lucky,” Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, personal and public. If we must live in interesting times, there is no one better to chronicle them than the incomparable David Sedaris. Sedaris brings his signature acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories to the Concert Hall stage. As always, the reading will be followed by a book signing.


Highlights include a series of concerts featuring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center supported by an ArtsWestchester ReStart the Arts Grant, performances by Paul Taylor Dance Company, Angélique Kidjo, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, plus emerging artists, world-class musicians and vocalists, and an arts-in-education series that will include both virtual and live performances. 


Interim General Manager of The Performing Arts Center, Ian Driver states, “We embark on the 2022-2023 season with a renewed commitment to engage audiences through live performance plus wrap-around activities that explore the creative process and spark collaborative thought, allowing us to build deeper relationships with both the artists and each other. In other words, we will enliven our lobby and campus spaces with talkbacks, masterclasses, open rehearsals, and educational residencies. We can’t wait for you-supporters, students, friends, and artists-to join us, sharing our stages, lobbies, and backstage spaces to make a visit to The PAC as inspiring and invigorating as possible.” 


All performances will take place at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase. Tickets will be available by visiting Ticket Office: 914.251.6200