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Selected Shorts: Food Fiction

APR 28, 2019

Open up and say "Mmm," as longtime public radio staple Selected Shorts returns to whet your appetite with an evening of mouthwatering food fictions. Whether the stories take place over steak au poivre on the crisp on white tablecloth at a five-star restaurant or huddled above a can of beans on the camp stove, they prove George Bernard Shaw's contention that "there is no love sincerer than the love of food." 

New to Selected Shorts? Several stories, sometimes classic, sometimes new, will be presented around the theme of the show, Food Fiction. The stories are always performed by great actors from stage, screen and television who bring these short stories to life and are often co-hosted by writers, literary producers and other interesting characters.


Sonia Manzano is known to millions as Maria on Sesame Street, and has earned fifteen Emmy Awards as a writer for the show. She is the author of several picture books including No Dogs Allowed!; and The Lowdown on the Highbridge, as well as the middle grade novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and her memoir, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. In 2016, Manzano received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

James Naughton has won Tony Awards as Best Actor in a Musical for City of Angels and Chicago. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including The Devil Wears Prada, Damages, Gossip Girl, Ally McBeal, Planet of the Apes, Hostages, The Blacklist, The Affair, Equity, Odd Mom Out, The Tap, The Independents, and most recently The Romanoffs.

Kirsten Vangsness is best known as Penelope Garcia on the CBS drama Criminal Minds. She is the executive producer and star of the film noir spoof Kill Me Deadly, which can be found on Hulu and iTunes. She was nominated for Playwright of the Year by LA Weekly and is a company member of Hollywood's Theatre of NOTE. In her spare time she buses tables and washes dishes at the Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana, and she will appear in the forthcoming film Stuck.    

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio 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 sellout 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 premier reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

Need an appetizer? Tune into Interlochen Public Radio to sample what Selected Shorts will be serving at the show. Then get your tickets for one of the hottest events in town.


Tickets: $37.50, $27.50

Student Tickets: $15

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

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