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April 28 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Selected Shorts”

Food, glorious food! Read by actors of stage and screen, Selected Shorts has cooked up a program of fiction to feast on. Full of delectable tales from culinary masters to home cooking mishaps, this afternoon is sure to whet your appetite.

New to Selected Shorts? Tune in to Interlochen Public Radio (91.5 FM) to sample the show. Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International.

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, Kirsten is also the executive producer and star of the film noir spoof Kill Me Deadly. She is a company member of Hollywood’s Theatre of NOTE where her latest play, Cleo, Theo & Wu (which Vangsness wrote and starred in) recently closed and will be going off to Edinburgh in August. Kirsten buses tables and washes dishes at the Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana, California in her spare time.

About Selected Shorts — The Selected Shorts radio show is recorded live as a popular New York City stage show that began in 1985 and still enjoys sellout audiences today at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City.  The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, with over 100,000 downloads every week. The stories are mostly fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, and always performed by great actors from stage, screen, and television who bring these short stories to life.

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April 28
2:00 am - 5:00 pm


City Opera House
106 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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(231) 941-8082