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March 08, 2016

Selected Shorts at the Getty Center Celebrates Its 25th Season with an Outstanding Line-Up of Performers


Jane Kaczmarek Leads an All-Star Cast Including René Auberjonois, Kate Burton, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Josh Radnor, Lance Reddick, Pablo Schreiber, and more.



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Clockwise: René Auberjonois, Kate Burton, Bryan Cranston, Melora Hardin, Alex Karpovsky, Joshua Malina, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Radnor, Lance Reddick, Kirsten Vangsness
 
LOS ANGELES ΜΆ Selected Shorts, the popular radio podcast, returns to the Getty Center on March 19 and 20 for its 25th season. The weekend of always popular live readings explores themes of darkness and light.

Inspired by the J. Paul Getty Museum’s exhibition Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th –Century French Drawings and Prints, stage and screen actors will perform adventurous fiction that leads listeners through a landscape of treachery, madness, and redemption. The weekend features three shows full of cryptic characters, mysterious surroundings, and that long-awaited “Aha!” moment. From surviving the apocalypse to unmasking family secrets, these thrilling stories will leave you breathless and wanting more. Jane Kaczmarek hosts the series and leads an all-star cast including René Auberjonois, Kate Burton, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Gibson, Melora Hardin, Alex Karpovsky, Joshua Malina, Catherine O’Hara, Josh Radnor, Lance Reddick, Pablo Schreiber, and Kirsten Vangsness.
 
 
Jane Kaczmarek

Selected Shorts: Dangers & Discoveries is produced by New York's Symphony Space and is an annual series featuring actors from stage, screen and television reading classic and new short fiction presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Schedule for Selected Shorts 2016: Dangers & Discoveries
Date: Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016
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, March 19, 4:00 p.m.
Cast includes Jane Kaczmarek, Melora Hardin, Kirsten Vangsness, Josh Radnor, and Bryan Cranston
With stories by Woody Allen, Diane Cook, Bret Anthony Johnston, Arthur Bradford, and Sam Shepard

Saturday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.
Cast includes Jane Kaczmarek, Catherine O’Hara, Thomas Gibson, Pablo Schreiber, and René Auberjonois With stories by Jack Handey, Elizabeth Crane, Shirley Jackson, Roald Dahl, and Maile Meloy

Sunday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.
Cast includes Alex Karpovsky, Joshua Malina, Kate Burton, and Lane Reddick With stories by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Jess Walter, Hilary Mantel, and Carson McCullers

In addition to Selected Shorts: Dangers & Discoveries on March 19 and 20 from 1:00 -2:00pm, the Getty Museum will present a special screening followed by Q&A of Catherine Tambini’s new documentary, Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer. Isaiah Sheffer is the founding artistic director of Symphony Space, and resonant voice of Selected Shorts on public radio. Sheffer’s life as an artist and cultural entrepreneur in New York City is shared via intercuts of archival material, stage performances and interviews with friends and colleagues, revealing his impact on the arts scene and the tremendous effect he had on those around him.

Tickets can be purchased for Selected Shorts: Dangers & Discoveries by either calling 310-440-7300 or visiting getty.edu/360. The film screening of Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer is free and reservations can be made on the Getty’s website or by calling 310-440-7300. Cast and stories of Selected Shorts: Dangers & Discoveries are subject to change.
 
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Visiting the Getty Center
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