Selected Shorts On Stage


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Selected Shorts in Utica, New York

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September 17, 2016 at 8 pm
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The hit public radio series returns to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute with an evening of spellbinding short stories performed by Zach Grenier, Barbara Barrie, and Jim True-Frost.

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The Best American Short Stories 2016 with Junot Díaz

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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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 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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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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

Rock star, writer, and actress Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl) teams up with the masterful storyteller George Saunders (Tenth of December) to co-host an evening of inventive fiction and deeply honest memoir.

 

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

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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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

Superb actors read a hilarious assortment of comic fiction from a new collection of hidden gems from the spawning ground for Hollywood’s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists. With appearances by Patricia Marx, Paul Simms and more. 

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Modern Fairy Tales at Brigham Young University

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November 18, 2016 at 7:30 am
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Author Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) will guide us through an evening of contemporary spins on classic fairy tales while some of your favorite actors from stage and screen 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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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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 stories from the collections of Auden, Chekhov, Saki, Gorey, Hardwick, and more to present us with an evening of fiction from what Oliver Sacks called “one of the great institutions of intellectual life here or anywhere.”

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A Surprising Night of Shorts!

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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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

Some of our previous surprising nights have included evenings with Alice Munro, Chuck Palahniuk, and John Irving, as well as stories inspired by Jane Eyre and humor stories with Simon Rich & Patricia Marx.

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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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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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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$30; Member $27; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

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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