March 21, 2017

Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery


  (Press Release) 

Val Tate
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861

This is no Joke! Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery Returns for its Annual Spring Fling at the Getty Center

Jane Kaczmarek
leads an all-star cast including Liev Schreiber, René Auberjonois, Tony Hale, Justin Kirk, Joe Mande, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kristen Vangsness, and more

Top row: René Auberjonois, Paget Brewster, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sharon Gless

Middle row: Tony Hale, Michael Imperioli, Jane Kaczmarek, Justin Kirk

Bottom row: Joe Mande, Christina Pickles, Liev Schreiber, Kirsten Vangsness


Los Angeles ? Selected Shorts, the popular radio show and podcast, returns to the Getty Center for three performances on April 1 and 2. Hosted by Jane Kaczmarek, the weekend series offers stories ranging from light farce to biting satire, as well as some rich, reflective tales of everyday human folly.

Join some of the nation’s best stage and screen actors, including René Auberjonois, Paget Brewster, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sharon Gless, Tony Hale, Michael Imperioli, Justin Kirk, Joe Mande, Christina Pickles, Liev Schreiber, and Kirsten Vangsness for a weekend of live performances. Whether watching mischievous cats outwit their wicked owners, or traveling with a blind magician, these programs will leave you feeling treated, not tricked.

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story is produced by New York’s Symphony Space and presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Schedule for Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery
Date: Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday; 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Tickets: $20

Saturday, April 1, 4:00 p.m.
Cast includes Jane Kaczmarek, Tony Hale, Michael Imperioli, Christina Pickles

Saturday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.
Cast includes Jane Kaczmarek, René Auberjonois, Justin Kirk, Joe Mande, Kirsten Vangsness, Sharon Gless

Sunday, April 2, 4:00 p.m.
Cast includes Jane Kaczmarek, Yvette Nicole Brown, Paget Brewster, Liev Schreiber

Tickets for Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery can be purchased by either calling 310-440-7300 or visiting Cast and stories of Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery are subject to change.


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