Selected Shorts: The Best American Short Stories 2016 with Junot Díaz
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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 7:30pm
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes
sold out
$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

Guest editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz introduces readings by Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Man of Steel), Joan Allen (Room), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black), and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) from the most anticipated short story collection of the year, published by Houghton Mifflin.


This event is SOLD OUT. Please call the box office at (212) 864-5400 for Standing room tickets.


Junot Diaz brings "one of the most distinctive and magnetic voices in contemporary fiction: limber, streetwise, caffeinated and wonderfully eclectic" to the collection. Michiko Kakutani --The New York Times

“The literary ‘Oscars’ features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers


(Note: special Tuesday show)


Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.


Actors subject to change. 


Junot Díaz will sign books following the event.  


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