Saturday, May 04, 2019

May The 4th Be With You! "Selected Shorts" w/ Major TV Stars, Sat. 5/4 UAlbany


It’s story time… for adults!

Meet Jane Kaczmarek, a "Selected Shorts" performer for the past 16 years, best known for her role as Lois, Malcolm’s temperamental mother, on Malcolm in the Middle;
Anthony Rapp, who currently plays Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Star Trek’s first openly gay character, on Star Trek: Discovery, and star of the original cast of “Rent” on Broadway;
and Alysia Reiner, who stars as interim warden Natalie “Fig” Figueroa in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Public Radio International’s wildly popular Selected Shorts series and podcast comes to town offering a unique evening of literature in performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany.
The event has a "Readers and Writers" theme with a suite of stories celebrating writers and their readers.
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space in New York City and broadcast on more than 150 stations to about 300,000 listeners around the country. The "Selected Shorts" podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, with more than 100,000 downloads each week.
Tickets purchased on the day of the show (pending availability) are $20 for the general public and $15 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.
The box office will open at noon on Saturday for sales at the day of show prices.
For reservations and more information, contact the PAC Box Office: (518) 442-3997 or visit https://www.albany.edu/pac/box_office_info.shtml
The "Selected Shorts" event is sponsored by the NYS Writers Institute and the UAlbany Performing Arts Center and made possible with support from by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services, and Residence Inn by Marriott.


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