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
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Guest editor and author of the bestselling novels The Interestings; This Is My Life; and Surrender, Dorothy, Meg Wolitzer introduces readings from the most anticipated short story collection of the year, published by Houghton Mifflin.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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November 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and cultural critic presents an evening of classic and contemporary stories inspired by his latest curated work, The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, which tells the stories of African American women who changed the course of history with their writings on abolition, suffrage, temperance, and civil rights.

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Behaving Badly with Andy Borowitz

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November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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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.

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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
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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 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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Love, Laughter, and Vodka with Anton Chekhov

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January 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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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 157th birthday. 

 

 

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A Surprising Night of Shorts

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February 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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You never know what might happen at a Surprising Night of Shorts. Some of our previous surprising nights have included evenings with Alice Munro, Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Price and John Irving, as well as stories inspired by Jane Eyre, hilarious stories with Simon Rich & Patricia Marx, and the art of imbibing inspired by Everyman's Shaken & Stirred collection.

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Daniel Handler & Eileen Myles

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February 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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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
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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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Crybabies, Co-hosted by Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre

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April 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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Everyone loves a good cry ... or at least most people do. On the podcast Crybabies, Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) and Sarah Thyre (Strangers with Candy) talk with comedians, musicians, actors, and writers about the art and culture that make them cry. We team up with the hosts for an evening of stories that inspire tears of sorrow, joy, and laughter.

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A Night with The Paris Review, Hosted by Lorin Stein

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May 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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Selected Shorts teams up with The Paris Review, America's most popular and influential literary magazine, famous for discovering new writers such as Philip Roth, Ottessa Moshfegh and Edward. P Jones. Join us for an evening of classic and contemporary fiction from the archives.

 

 

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