Selected Shorts On Stage


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Selected Shorts:The Best American Short Stories 2017 with Meg Wolitzer

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October 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Guest editor and author of the bestselling novels The Interestings, This Is My Life, and The Wife, Meg Wolitzer introduces readings from the most anticipated short story collection of the year, published by Houghton Mifflin. With readings by Suzzy Roche (The Roches), Bhavesh Patel (Present Laughter), Tavi Gevinson (This Is Our Youth, editor of Rookie Magazine), and Jim True-Frost (The Wire).

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Selected Shorts on Tour: Austin, Texas

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October 21, 2017 at 8 pm
The Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX

Selected Shorts: Uncharted Territories
The hit public radio series comes to Austin with an evening of moving, comical, and surprising stories about unexpected encounters in places both fantastical and close to home. Spellbinding tales will be performed by Kate Burton (Scandal), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), and Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos).

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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November 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and cultural critic presents an unforgettable evening of profoundly moving stories from his latest curated work, The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, and contemporary authors who walk in the footsteps of these remarkable trailblazers. With performances by Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black, The Color Purple), Crystal Dickinson (Clybourne Park, The Good Wife), and more!

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Behaving Badly with Andy Borowitz

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November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

The creator of The Borowitz Report ventures into the realm of the impolite, the mischievous, and the generally ungovernable with an evening of stories about those who know what's right and still do wrong.  Performers include Judith Ivey.      

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A Celebration of Agatha Christie with Special Guest Fran Lebowitz

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December 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

The shadowy figures, the missing footprints, the obscure motives and one incisive but unlikely detective staring down suspects in a drawing room... Selected Shorts celebrates the favorites and overlooked classics from Agatha Christie's trove of more than 150 stories. Join Christie devotee Fran Lebowitz  and host, celebrated mystery author Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me), to discover that the only thing more fun than reading a whodunit is gasping along to its twists and turns live.

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Selected Shorts on Tour: Stanford University

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December 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University in Stanford, CA

Holiday Stories is the theme for Selected Shorts at Stanford University, and the nostalgia of the holidays takes center stage. Chris Bauer (True Blood) leads a cast of actors from stage and screen who perform tales about returning home, running  away, uninvited guests, and unexpected gifts.

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Love, Laughter, and Vodka with Anton Chekhov

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January 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Rainn Wilson (The Office) leads a troupe of actors from stage and screen in performing a night of Chekhov's tragically comedic tales. Laura Strausfeld, Chekhov superfan and curator of New York's annual celebration of the author's birthday, joins with Selected Shorts to curate an evening of Chekhov's great works  and raise a glass in honor of his 158th birthday. 

 

 

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Fiction in the Kitchen with Food52

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February 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Food, glorious food! We all love to eat it, talk about it, and share it, which is why we're collaborating with the founders of the popular website Food52. Join hosts Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs for a mouthwatering evening of food stories worth devouring.

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Daniel Handler & Eileen Myles

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February 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

The author of All the Dirty Parts and The Series of Unfortunate Events joins forces with the trailblazing poet to present an evening of their work, alongside favorite poetry and short stories.

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An Evening with the National Book Awards, Hosted by Lisa Lucas

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March 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Since 1950, the National Book Awards has celebrated the best of American literature, honoring such authors as Ralph Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner and Alice Walker. Past winners and finalists, including Lauren Groff, hand-pick and introduce stories from some of the honored short story collections that have inspired or influenced their own work.

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