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24Sep/17

TICKET ALERT: SELECTED SHORTS

Andy Borowitz will behave badly at literary Selected Shorts show at Symphony Space on

Andy Borowitz will behave badly at literary Selected Shorts show at Symphony Space on November 15

Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
October 4 - June 6, $31, 7:30
212-864-5400
www.symphonyspace.org

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming season of Symphony Space’s popular trademark series, “Selected Shorts,” in which actors and literary figures read from a thematic collection of stories by major writers. The series kicks off October 4 with The Best American Short Stories 2017 with Meg Wolitzer, featuring readings by Suzzy Roche, Bhavesh Patel, and others, and concludes June 6 with “A Surprising Night of Shorts,” which, unsurprisingly, consists of surprise guests reading surprise writing. More performers will be added as the show dates approach, and there are specially priced packages available if you purchase tickets to three or more presentations.

Wednesday, October 4
Selected Shorts: The Best American Short Stories 2017, with Meg Wolitzer, Suzzy Roche, and Bhavesh Patel

Wednesday, November 1
Selected Shorts: Henry Louis Gates Jr., with Gates presenting classic and contemporary stories inspired by The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, with readings by Danielle Brooks and Crystal Dickinson

Wednesday, November 15
Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly, with Andy Borowitz and Judith Ivey

Wednesday, December 6
Selected Shorts: A Celebration of Agatha Christie, with special guest Fran Lebowitz and host Megan Abbott

Wednesday, January 24
Selected Shorts: Love, Laughter, and Vodka with Anton Chekhov, with Rainn Wilson

Wednesday, February 7
Selected Shorts: Fiction in the Kitchen with Food52, with hosts Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

Wednesday, April 11
Selected Shorts: Crybabies, cohosted by Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre

Wednesday, May 2
Selected Shorts: A Night with The Paris Review, hosted by Lorin Stein

Wednesday, May 23
Selected Shorts: A Surprising Night of Shorts

Wednesday, June 6
Selected Shorts: A Surprising Night of Shorts

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