Rainn Wilson (The Office) leads a troupe of actors from stage and screen, including Sam Underwood (Fear the Walking Dead), Di Zhu (Russian Arts Theater), and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) in a night of Chekhov's tragically comedic tales. Laura Strausfeld, Chekhov superfan and curator of New York's annual celebration of the author's birthday, joins with Selected Shorts to curate an evening of Chekhov's great works and raise a glass in honor of his 158th birthday. With a special musical performance by Joan Osborne.
Co-produced by The Harriman Institute at Columbia University
"Chekhov is the greatest comedy writer of all time." --Rainn Wilson
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.
Premium tickets are available and include a $50 tax-deductible donation to Symphony Space.