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Selected Shorts: Roz Chast, While You Were Sleeping


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Bestselling author and award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast hosts this evening of Selected Shorts inspired by her new book, I Must Be Dreaming. Join us for unforgettable stories exploring all things nighttime: sleep, dreams, and what happens after the lights go out, including an excerpt from Chast’s book. With readings by Claire Danes (Homeland), John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Jason Ralph (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Rita Wolf (United States v. Gupta).

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.

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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