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Buy Tickets for Selected Shorts: Jane and Sarah's Guide to Divorce and Happily Ever Afters

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Selected Shorts: Jane and Sarah's Guide to Divorce and Happily Ever Afters


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“Do you believe in life after love (after love, after love, after love…)?” Hosts and co-presidents of the Ex-Wives Club Jane Kaczmarek and Sarah Thyre ask the question with heartbreaking and hilarious short stories about falling in love, taking the leap, consciously uncoupling, and moving on. With readings by Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-GirlFriend), Busy Philipps (Girls5eva), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), and Rob Yang (Succession).With a special musical performance by The DeLorean Sisters! Featuring stories by Helen Ellis and Jen Spyra from the Selected Shorts comedy commissions project.

This evening's readings include missives from your aunt, who's been divorced six times; an invisible lover, and a husband who just might be a serial killer; the aspirations of the back end of the Trojan Horse; and the true story of New York City's most famous divorcee: Bagel Rat.

Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 130 stations around the country. 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. Casting and special guests will be announced on our website. Please check back for up-to-date information.

Real-time captioning (CART) will be available in our theater for patrons with hearing loss, deafness, different language and learning needs, and anyone whose experience will be enhanced by CART. To access CART on your individual smartphone or tablet, please visit


Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 105 minutes

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