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The hit public radio series Selected Shorts comes to the stage at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton on Saturday, October 29 (8pm) and Sunday, October 30 (2pm).
Selected Shorts is broadcast weekly on more than 130 radio stations to 300,000 listeners. There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and stage performance. Several stories are presented around a theme. The stories are always fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, and always performed by renowned actors from stage, screen and television who bring these short stories to life.
The theme of the live show at the JCC is Wishes, Dreams and Insults: Rebel Jewish Writers. Hosted by Isaiah Sheffer, actors Patricia Kalember and John Shea will perform short stories by writers including Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley and Israeli author Etgar Keret.
Patricia Kalember’s movie credits include Straight from the Heart (2003), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Limitless (2011). Her television credits include Thirtysomething, and Judge Taten on NBC series Law & Order. John Shea is best known for his role as Lex Luthor in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: the New Adventures of Superman. Shea's diverse television work includes guest-appearances on TV shows Sex and the City, Law and Order and his recurring role on Gossip Girl.
Selected Shorts is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts Events and Performances series. Ticket price is $24. Seniors and students: $20. Cabaret seating. Light refreshments provided. Purchase tickets online at www.jccgb.org/arts or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton Center.