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On January 23, 2019, Keith Olbermann hosted an evening of stories and art from the vast collection of James Thurber, with special guest Roz Chast and readers Michael McKean, Kristine Nielsen, and Susannah Rogers. On June 6, 2019, several of these readings will be broadcast on Selected Shorts, produced by Symphony Space.

Readings include:

  • “I Break Everything I Touch,” by James Thurber, performed by Keith Olbermann

  • “The Macbeth Murder Mystery,” by James Thurber, performed Michael McKean and Susannah Rogers

  • “Many Moons,” by James Thurber, performed by Michael McKean

  • A selection from Fables for Our Time by James Thurber

Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. 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.