Glens Falls, NY On Friday, May 7, 2010 at 7pm, Crandall Public Library will host Selected Shorts, the nationally syndicated radio program produced by Symphony Space in New York City. The program is a performance of short stories by actors of stage and screen. As noted on the Symphony Space web site, “Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Whether we present stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author or a special collaboration with a museum or publication, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.” Live recordings of Selected Shorts are aired weekly on National Public Radio. This award-winning program has become one of the most popular series on the airwaves.
Crandall’s Selected Shorts include: Heart of a Champion by T.C. Boyle performed by Isaiah Sheffer; Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People by Glens Falls native Lorrie Moore performed by Mia Dillon; and Do You Know Where I Am by Sherman Alexie performed by Keir Dullea. The program will be held in the Community Room on the lower level of the Library, at the Glen Street entrance. Seating is limited, reservations are required, and a $10 donation per person is suggested. For reservations call 518-792-6508, ext. 285. Limit 2 tickets per person.
Isaiah Sheffer is a founder and the artistic director of Symphony Space, as well as host and director of Selected Shorts live at Symphony Space, on tour, and on public radio nationwide. This year, among other projects, he has been busy staging and writing songs and satire for Symphony Space’s cabaret, The Thalia Follies.
Mia Dillon has appeared on Broadway in Our Town, Crimes of the Heart (Tony Award nomination, Clarence Derwent Award), Hay Fever, The Corn is Green, The Miser, Once a Catholic (Drama Desk Award nomination), Agnes of God, Da and off-Broadway in The Exonerated. Last summer she starred in Ibsen’s Ghosts at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Mass. Other recent regional work includes Arsenic and Old Lace at the Alley Theatre in Houston and The Murder of Isaac at Baltimore Center Stage. Her film and television work includes Gods and Generals, The Money Pit, A Shock to the System, Fine Things, Lots of Luck, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, The Cosby Show, Law & Order and Mary and Rhoda. Her award-winning short film, Quiet, which she wrote, directed and edited, has been shown in five film festivals and on the Sundance Channel. Along with her husband, the actor Keir Dullea, she recently toured Ireland in a production of Deathtrap.
Keir Dullea’s twenty-four films include 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, Bunny Lake is Missing, David and Lisa, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and the Best Actor Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and more recently as Angelina Jolie’s father in The Good Shepherd and in The Accidental Husband with Uma Thurman and Colin Firth . He has starred in Broadway plays such as the Tony Award-winning Butterflies are Free, the first revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, PS Your Cat is Dead, Doubles, and regionally, in The Little Foxes, The Stillborn Lover and Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney. His recent television work includes The Audrey Hepburn Story, Songs in Ordinary Time and Law & Order. In Dublin he has starred in the world premiere of a stage version of The Shawshank Redemption, Deathtrap, and The Other Side of Paradise. He appeared Off Broadway to critical acclaim in Mary Rose at the Vinyard Theatre and just concluded playing the father in the first New York revival of I Never Sang For My Father.
The Selected Shorts program at Crandall Public Library is underwritten by the Friends of Crandall Public Library and Davidson Brothers Brewing Company. WAMC Radio is the media sponsor for the event. The selected short stories will be available for sale at the Library by Red Fox Books during the program.
Reservations are required with a suggested donation of $10. For reservations or additional information, please call 518-792-6508, ext. 285. Ticket holders are required to arrive for the program no later than 6:50PM or risk losing their reservation. The program is expected to last over two hours and will include a brief intermission.