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Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs by Symphony Space, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Colbert, Christine Baranski

From silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series, Selected Shorts. Featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood as performers, this collection finds Emmy Award–winning actor Alec Baldwin enacting Julia Slavin’s "Covered,” a far-out funny story of an unraveling thread and its grip on the protagonist. "Queen of the Indies” Parker Posey deliciously explains how to teach a group of daffy seniors to swim without a pool in Miranda July’s "The Swim Team.” Emmy Award–winning comedian Stephen Colbert performs T. C. Boyle’s "The Lie,” relating the yarn of a man who is drawn deeper and deeper into a tangled web of deceit—and hilarity. Isaiah Sheffer hysterically delivers an epic once-in-a-lifetime recipe to challenge the bravest cook in Harry Mathews’ "Country Cooking from Central France: Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double).” Tony Award–winner Christine Baranski recreates Thomas Meehan’s wacky whimsy about a cocktail party guest list composed of two syllable celebrity names in "Yma Dream”—the most popular comic tale in the history of the series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934033142
Publisher: Symphony Space
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story
Pages: 3
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. This organization reaches audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and—through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, podcasts, and touring—the nation.

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