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Virtual Selected Shorts: It Takes Two with Cynthia Nixon


Pen and paper, a tango, peanut butter and jelly: some things just take two! Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon (Ratched) hosts an evening that celebrates the power of two with short stories that show us what happens in moments of competing desires, exquisite cooperation, and chance encounters. With performances by husband-and-wife team Michael McKean (Better Call Saul) and Annette O'Toole (Virgin River), Hettienne Park (The Outsider), and Kate Walsh (The Umbrella Academy). Plus, a bonus performance by Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) of our 2021 Stella Kupferberg Short Story Prize winner.

Hosted by Cynthia Nixon

by Lauren Groff
Performed by Cynthia Nixon

Funeral Platter
by Greg Ames
Performed by Michael McKean and Annette O’Toole

Slow and Steady
by Rachel Khong
Performed by Hettienne Park

Something Shiny
by Elizabeth Crane
Performed by Kate Walsh

Stay tuned after the program for a bonus story!

Winner of the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

by Diana Spechler
Performed by Kirsten Vangsness

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.

Books by tonight's featured authors can be purchased from our friends at Strand.

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

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