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Selected Shorts: For Better or Worse -
Tales of Marriage

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8pm

Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre


The hit public radio and podcast series comes to the Barclay with a program of dazzling short fiction performed live by stars of stage and screen, Wendie Malick (Just Shoot MeBillions, This Is Us), Tate Donovan (Friends, The O.C., Damages), and Michaela Watkins (The Dropout, Casual, Saturday Night Live). 

It's story time...for adults. Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, it’s an evening of funny, moving, and romantic tales about marriage and the bonds we share. 

In 1985, Selected Shorts was born at Symphony Space in New York City with this simple premise: great short stories performed by great actors. Flash-forward more than 35 years, and Selected Shorts is broadcast on over 150 radio stations around the country, attracting over 300,000 listeners each week through the live show and podcast. 

"One of the finest evenings at the theater." —David Sedaris


Hosted by Wendie Malick

A World Without Selfie Sticks by Etgar Keret
Translated by Sondra Silverston
Performed by Tate Donovan

The Cult in My Garage by Duncan Birmingham
Performed by Michaela Watkins


The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair by Ray Bradbury
Performed by Tate Donovan

Chasing Birds by Cristina Henríquez 
Performed by Wendie Malick

Due to a scheduling conflict, Carolina Ravassa is no longer able to appear at this performance. Actors subject to change. 

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