Guest editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See leads an evening dedicated to one of the most anticipated collections of the year. Featuring stories by Julia Elliott, Mona Simpson, and Weike Wang, with performances by Cynthia Nixon (Ratched), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Jennifer Lim (Hell on Wheels).
There will not be a book signing at this event.
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 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.
Recent readers include Ellen Burstyn, Kate Walsh, Bebe Neuwirth, Claire Danes, Michael Shannon, Kyle Maclachlan, LeVar Burton, Jane Curtin, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Nixon, Rainn Wilson, Holly Hunter, Hugh Dancy, Joan Allen, Josh Radnor, Tony Shalhoub, Maggie Gyllenhaal, BD Wong and more.
Actors subject to change. Casting and special guests will be announced on our website so check for up-to-date information.