The shadowy figures, the missing footprints, the obscure motives and one incisive but unlikely detective staring down suspects in a drawing room: Agatha Christie may not have created the mystery, but she discovered the formula for the page-turner. The all-time bestselling author published her first Hercule Poirot novel a century ago, and Shorts celebrates with favorites and overlooked classics from Christie's trove of more than 150 stories. Our host, celebrated mystery writer Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me) will be joined by actors including Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Andrea Martin (Difficult People), Lois Smith (Lady Bird) as well as writer, bon vivant, and Christie devotee Fran Lebowitz to discover the only thing more fun than reading a whodunit is gasping along to its twists and turns live.
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.
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