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Selected Shorts are spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers performed by stars of the stage and screen. Whether we present stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author or a special collaboration with a museum or publication, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Hosted by BD Wong.
|Selected Shorts: Romance & Other Disasters with Simon Rich and Patricia Marx|
Frequent New Yorker contributors and former Saturday Night Live writers join forces for an evening of off the wall, side-splitting tales of infatuation, heartbreak, cave-painting and political protests read by Michael Ian Black (The State, Stella), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) and Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). Featuring stories by Marx and from Rich's new collection The Last Girlfriend on Earth and Other Stories, which includes the hilarious story "Unprotected," performed at Selected Shorts by Wyatt Cenac earlier this season. Hosted by BD Wong. The authors will be interviewd by Matthew Love.
This event sponsored in part by Bookforum. A great deal on a Bookforum subscription can be found here.
|Selected Shorts on Tour: BU Theatre, Boston|
Springtime, Sex & Baseball: At this live taping, actors Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, The Office), Denis O'Hare (True Blood, American Horror Story) and Kate Burton (Scandal, The Cherry Orchard at the Huntington) perform powerful, surprising, romantic, and funny stories by comic master Dorothy Parker, baseball writer W.P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe) , and quirky contemporary humorists Aimee Bender and N.M. Kelby.
Huntington Theatre Company
|Selected Shorts: Complicated Families|
We all have one and the grass is always greener. This night closes out the season with some of our favorite classic and new tales of family angst and agita, read by Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), James Naughton and others. Hosted by BD Wong.
|Selected Shorts on Tour: New Milford Public Library, NJ|
The hit public radio series and podcast, Selected Shorts, returns to BCCLS with a program of hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families by Martha McPhee, Shirley Jackson and Dave Eggers. Performed by Broadway actress Mia Dillon, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (L.A. Law).
New Milford Public Library