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Virtual Selected Shorts on Tour: Connecticut College


The hit public radio series Selected Shorts comes to Connecticut College to share dazzling short fiction from across the globe. With stories about parenthood, love, loss, and identity, authors Julia Alverez, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Alfred Döblin, and Laura Chow Reeve reveal that we are united by our joys, fears, grief, and triumphs. With performances by Kate Burton (Grey's Anatomy), Laura Gómez (Orange Is the New Black), Russell G. Jones (Tommy), and Jennifer Lim (Jade Dragon).

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.

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A Little Fable by Alfred Döblin
Performed by Kate Burton

Liberty by Julia Alvarez
Performed by Laura Gómez

Light by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Performed by Russell G. Jones

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts by Laura Chow Reeve
Performed by Jennifer Lim

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Expected Run Time is 75 minutes

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