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Selected Shorts: Reading the Russians with George Saunders

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Description

George Saunders has been teaching the nineteenth-century Russian short story for 20 years, and his newest book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, is a master class on some of his favorites. Now he brings his passion to Selected Shorts with a lineup of stories curated from his long history with the greats of Russian literature, including hidden gems not included in the book. With performances by Becca Blackwell (They, Themself and Schmerm), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Peter Jay Fernandez (Luke Cage), Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Zach Grenier (The Good Fight), Ann Harada (Smash), Richard Masur (Younger), Peter Mark Kendall (Strange Angel), and BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens).

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.

PROGRAM

The Porcelain Doll ​by ​Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Aylmer Maude
Performed by ​BD Wong
With a reading from the original Russian text by Luba Lapina

In the Basement ​by ​Isaac Babel
Translated by Walter Morison
Performed by ​Richard Masur

After the Theatre​ by ​Anton Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
Performed by ​Donna Lynne Champlin
With a reading from the original Russian text by Anna Dzhanaeva

Bobok ​by ​Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Constance Garnett
Performed by ​Becca Blackwell​, ​Peter Jay Fernandez​, ​Santino Fontana​, ​Zach Grenier​, ​Ann Harada, and Peter Mark Kendall

Purchase A Swim in a Pond in the Rain and more suggestions inspired by tonight's program from our friends at Strand here. Receive 10% off your purchase with code SYMPHONYSPACE.


This event is available to view with the Symphony Space 20/21 Season Pass.


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