Selected Shorts: Love 2.0
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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 7:30pm
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes

They meet, they fall in love, they break up, they make up. Though the hemlines slowly rise, and the missives migrate from stationary to text message, the crux of love stories remains the same. That's why every writer from Ovid to Austen and Chekhov to Chabon finds their characters rushing in where angels fear to tread.

Just in time for Valentine's Day we present love stories from authors old and new: Mannered tales of chivalry and courtly love unfold alongside modern rituals of speed dating and anonymous encounters online. Kisses will be shared, tears shed, hearts will swell and break, but by the conclusion of the evening you'll be surer than ever that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Actors subject to change.

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.