All humans aspire to do good, until we realize just how boring goodness really is. Whether poets, plebes or presidents, it's our naughtiness that sells the most papers, and our wickedness for which we're remembered. (And after all, who would you rather have a beer with, Mother Theresa or Mae West?).
Tonight, Selected Shorts ventures into the realm of the impolite, the mischievous, and the generally ungovernable with an evening of stories about those who consider what's right and still do wrong. Andy Borowitz (The New Yorker, The Borowitz Report), whose satirical headlines zero in on politicians and other citizens prone to bad behavior, plays host and arbiter of good (and bad) taste. Performers include Judith Ivey, Amy Ryan, Arian Moayed, and Richard Kind.
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Actors subject to change.
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