Nate Corddry, Helen Hong, Justin Kirk, Phil LaMarr, Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole, and Kirsten Vangsness

Selected Shorts: It Takes Two


Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 4 pm

Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Pen and paper, a tango, peanut butter and jelly: some things just take two. The hit public radio show and podcast Selected Shorts returns to the Getty to celebrate the power of two with classic and contemporary short fiction featuring a pair of strong characters that push one another to unexpected conclusions, and stories that emphasize what happens in moments of great cooperation, competing desires, and unexpected encounters. On this day of literature in performance, renowned actors of stage and screen will be paired with authors to bring the written word to life. Grab your partner, best friend or your arch-nemesis and find out why two heads are better than one.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

Tickets are $20.

Hosted by Nate Corddry

"He and She" by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Michele A. Berdy
Performed by Michael McKean and Annette O’Toole

"Any Other" by Jac Jemc
Performed by Helen Hong

"Pre-Simulation Consultation XF007867" by Kim Fu
Performed by Justin Kirk and Kirsten Vangsness


"A Happy Dream" by Steve Almond
Performed by Phil LaMarr

"Playing Ping-Pong with Pontius Pilate" by Greg Ames
Performed by Nate Corrdry

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