As Amy Dickinson’s new memoir says, strangers tend to tell her things. Wednesday, an Auburn audience will be able to hear her tell them a few things of her own.
The nationally syndicated author of the Ask Amy advice column and frequent guest on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” game show will come to Auburn Public Theater Wednesday, July 26. “An Evening With Amy Dickinson” will see her share a story from the March-released memoir, “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home.” The evening will also feature music by duo Nate & Kate, audience trivia games modeled after “Wait Wait,” two stories from Dickinson that have yet to be published anywhere, and a Q&A session.
In a phone interview Wednesday from the village of Freeville — where Dickinson was born and returned to reside in 2007 — she said she performed a similar show at Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre as a “thank you” to her hometown audience. She added that some of the show’s attendees compared it to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
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