The three alums from Chicago's Second City collaborate on this theatrical adaptation of their book — subtitled "The Can-Do Town That Just May Not" — which tells the tale of the titular burg on the brink of extinction. Situated directly in front of a massive dam which is going to be torn down to allow a salmon run, the American smalltown's only hope is a journalist.
The Wigfield tour will also play engagements at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center (May 30-31), Washington, D.C.’s Marvin Center (June 6-7) and Boston’s Sommerville Theatre (June 14-15). Dates and cities subject to change
WestBeth Entertainment, a theatrical producing organization which has presented Sandra Bernhard's I’m Still Here, Damn It! and Eddie Izzard's Dress to Kill, will produce the tour.
Sedaris' New York theatre credits include Wonder of the World, The Country Club, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and various Talent Family Plays (written with brother David Sedaris), as well as The Book of Liz. With Colbert (a "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" correspondent) and Dinello, Sedaris has created "Exit 57" and "Strangers with Candy" for Comedy Central. The actress also has made appearances on TV's "Just Shoot Me" and "Sex and the City."
The book "Wigfield" will be released by Hyperion Books, May 7. Told through interviews with its the town's colorful residents, the satire is also accompanied by pictures of the authors in character taken by photographer Todd Oldham. The audio book edition will feature readings by the authors. Tickets to the Chicago run of Wigfield can be purchased by calling (312) 327-2000 and for the New York run at (212) 269-6200. For more information on Wigfield, visit their website at www.wigfield.com.