Thu, May 14 at 7:30pm


Sopan Deb has spun the pains and silences of family into heartbreaking yet humorous gold. In his new memoir “Missed Connections: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me,” Deb chronicles his literal and emotional journeys to reconnect with his father in India and his mother in New Jersey. Battling years of silence, Deb writes beautifully about the process of forgiveness, building bridges, and creating a new sort of family going forward. A writer for The New York Times as well as a standup comedian, Deb’s experience covering the Trump presidential campaign for CBS spurred him into wanting to reconnect with his family. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary he produced for The Boston Globe called “Larger Than Life,” which told the story about the NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s complicated relationship with the city of Boston. Deb’s writing uses humor to crack open our hearts - and help us explore how to go forward with those we love most.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211