Selected Shorts On Stage


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The Best American Short Stories 2016 with Junot Díaz

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October 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

Guest editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz introduces readings by Michael Shannon, Joan AllenElizabeth Rodriguez, and Renée Elise Goldsberry from the most anticipated short story collection of the year, published by Houghton Mifflin.  

 

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An Evening with Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders

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November 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl) teams up with George Saunders (Tenth of December) to co-host an evening of inventive fiction and deeply honest memoir. With readings by Josh Radnor, Denis O'Hare and more.

 

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Selected Shorts on Tour: Lafayette College

November 3, 2016 at 8 pm
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The hit public radio series comes to Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Arts with an evening of spellbinding short stories about Uncharted Territories, performed by Kathleen Chalfant, David Morse, and Kate Burton.

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The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor

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November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

Janeane Garofalo, Aya Cash, and more read an assortment of comic fiction from a new collection of gems from the spawning ground for Hollywood comedy writers and New Yorker humorists.With appearances by Patricia MarxPaul Simms, Jonathan Adler, and more.

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Modern Fairy Tales at Brigham Young University

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November 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm
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Author Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) will guide us through an evening of contemporary spins on classic fairy tales while actors René Auberjonois, Jane Kaczmarek, and more bring to life evil stepsisters, wicked witches, mermaids, handsome frogs, and not-so charming princes.

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Paul Giamatti Curates Stories from The New York Review of Books

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December 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

Between takes on the set of Billions, Paul Giamatti will sift through the collections of Auden, Chekhov, Saki, Gorey, Hardwick, and more to present us with an evening of fiction from the beloved series. Performers include Jane Kaczmarek.      

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An Evening with Richard Price

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January 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

The author responsible for gritty, vividly etched portrayals of urban America in such novels as Freedomland, Clockers and Lush Life, as well as the hit TV shows The Wire and The Night Of, curates an evening of stories.

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Love 2.0

February 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we present love stories from authors old and new: mannered tales of chivalry and courtly love unfold alongside modern rituals of speed dating and anonymous encounters online.

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A Celebration of Clarice Lispector

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March 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

Actors and authors pay tribute to one of Brazil's greatest modern writers, whose complete short story collection was recently translated to great critical acclaim.

 

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On Being with host Krista Tippett

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March 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space

New York Times bestselling author and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett, host of the popular radio show and podcast On Being, presents stories that center on the mysterious in life: the spiritual, magical, and unexplained.

 

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