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Selected Shorts: The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Brooke Gladstone


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

Brooke Gladstone, journalist, host of WNYC’s On the Media, and lover of well-told stories curates a night of short fiction that illuminates the hilarious, profound, and inspiring ways that we seek to understand the human condition. Featuring stories by authors Kendra Fortmeyer, Mary Gordon, Meron Hadero, and David Michael Kaplan performed by Richard Masur (Younger), Bebe Neuwirth (Julia), Chinasa Ogbuagu (The Girl from Plainville), and Calvin Leon Smith (The Underground Railroad).

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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