March 04, 2020

Getty Museum Presents Selected Shorts

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Getty Museum Presents Selected Shorts

Nate Corddry, Gildart Jackson, Colin Hanks, Melora Hardin, Justin Kirk, Anika Noni Rose, Busy Philipps, Natasha Rothwell, Kirsten Vangsness, Steven Weber, Rainn Wilson


LOS ANGELES — The hit public radio and podcast Selected Shorts returns to the Getty Center March 14 and 15, featuring an all-star cast including Nate Corddry, Colin Hanks, Justin Kirk, Anika Noni Rose, Busy Philipps, Natasha Rothwell, Kirsten Vangsness, Rainn Wilson, and more.

Selected Shorts: It Takes Two celebrates the power of two with classic and contemporary short fiction featuring strong characters who push one another to unexpected conclusions, and stories that emphasize what happens in moments of great cooperation, competing desires, and unexpected encounters. At this weekend of literature in performance, renowned actors of stage and screen will be paired with authors to bring the written word to life.

Produced by New York’s Symphony Space, Selected Shorts is an annual series featuring actors from stage, screen, and television reading classic and new short fiction.

Schedule for Selected Shorts: It Takes Two
Date: Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Tickets: $20

Saturday, March 14
Hosted by Nate Corddry

He and She by Anton Chekhov (Translated by Michele A. Berdy)
Performed by Melora Hardin and Gildart Jackson

Something Shiny by Elizabeth Crane
Performed by Anika Noni Rose

A Happy Dream by Steve Almond
Performed by Colin Hanks

Ping-Pong with Pontius Pilate by Greg Ames
Performed by Nate Corddry 

Sunday, March 15
Hosted by Kirsten Vangsness

Any Other by Jac Jemc
Performed by Busy Philipps

Grand Union by Zadie Smith
Performed by Natasha Rothwell 

Here We Are by Dorothy Parker
Performed by Justin Kirk and Kirsten Vangsness

A Confession in the Spirit of Openness Right from the Beginning by Jonathan Blum
Performed by Rainn Wilson 

Shouting Wenkie by Peter Orner
Performed by Steven Weber 

Additional actors to be announced.

Tickets for Selected Shorts: It Takes Two can be purchased at Cast and stories of Selected Shorts: It Takes Two are subject to change.





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