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Buy Tickets for Selected Shorts with N. K. Jemisin

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Selected Shorts with N. K. Jemisin


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“The Most Celebrated Science Fiction And Fantasy Writer of Her Generation” (The New York Times) joins forces with Selected Shorts for an unforgettable evening of boundary-pushing short fiction. Actors of stage and screen perform stories including the Ursula K. Le Guin classic “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” and Jemisin’s story in conversation with Le Guin’s, “The Ones Who Stay and Fight.” With readings by Teagle F. Bougere (Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley), Catherine Cohen (The Twist …? She's Gorgeous), Hugh Dancy (Law & Order), and Jin Ha (Pachinko).

Masks are encouraged and appreciated for this event.

There will not be a book signing at this event.

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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