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Selected Shorts: History’s Clown Car with Andy Borowitz


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The beloved author and comedian returns to Symphony Space for an evening of short stories about presidents and other vaunted historical figures, inspired by the true, the fake, and the funny. Join us as we present an evening of history as it could have gone, if history had a better sense of humor. With performances by Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another), John Cameron Mitchell (The Sandman), and Ikechukwu Ufomadu (Judas and the Black Messiah).

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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