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
Once 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
Reality 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.
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Expected Run Time is 70 minutes