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Symphony Space / Literature

Selected Shorts: Margaret Atwood, Old Babes in the Wood


Masks are encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory for this event.

All in-person tickets include a copy of Old Babes in the Wood. There will not be a book signing at this event.

Literary icon Margaret Atwood hosts a Selected Shorts devoted to her first book of short fiction in almost a decade. Following introductions from the author, actors perform funny, thought-provoking, terrifying, and touching stories from Old Babes in the Wood, a dynamic collection covering everything from dystopian futures to extraterrestrial storytelling to love and loss. Featuring a conversation with A.M. Homes (The Unfolding), with readings by Becky Ann Baker (New Amsterdam), Ellen Burstyn (The First Lady), Wyatt Cenac (Problem Areas), and Maggie Siff (Billions)!

Due to illness, Cherry Jones will no longer be appearing at this event.

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sold-out performances in our 800 seat theater. Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy.

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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