Selected Shorts On Stage


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

Selected Shorts celebrates the favorites and overlooked classics from Agatha Christie's trove of more than 150 stories. Our host, celebrated mystery writer Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me) will be joined by actors including Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Andrea Martin (Difficult People), Lois Smith (Lady Bird) as well as writer, bon vivant, and 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
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Rainn Wilson (The Office) leads a troupe of actors from stage and screen, including Sam Underwood (Fear the Walking Dead), in 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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It Occurs to Me That I Am America

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February 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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In this one-of-a-kind evening, art and fiction come together with a roster of authors, illustrators, and actors, including Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), as we explore through fiction what it means to be American in these troubling times.

 

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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. Led by Lisa Lucas, 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, Angela Flournoy and Edward. P Jones. Join editor Lorin Stein, celebrated author Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen), and more for an evening of classic and contemporary fiction from the archives.

 

 

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Fiction in the Kitchen with Food52

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May 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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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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A Surprising Night of Shorts

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June 6, 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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