The beloved public radio show live on the LPCA Main Stage! - Featuring Jayne Atkinson, Michel Gill and Zach Grenier.
Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. As one of the premier reading series in New York City, Selected Shorts comes to the LPCA with an evening of funny, moving, romantic, and surreal stories filled with unexpected twists and turns. Husband and wife Michel Gill & Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards) plus Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) perform enchanting tales of summer.
Whether we present stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author or a special collaboration with a museum or publication, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
“One of the finest evenings at the theatre.” – David Sedaris
"Selected Shorts is, quite simply, the perfect library program – literate, profound, and fun – an evening that transports the audience.” – Arlene Sahraie, Library Services Director of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System
About Selected Shorts
Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 150 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at the Peter Sharp Theater at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are always fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, always performed by great actors from stage, screen and television who bring these short stories to life. Evenings are often co-hosted by writers, literary producers, and other interesting characters.