*** Pre-show - join the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region for a wonderful fundraiser at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. “Brava!” a fundraiser that will provide new bras to women at the YWCA-GCR, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event which will feature talented writers from around the region who will read jury-selected poems and essays or perform songs and monologues on the subject of brassieres in their lives. The pieces will touch on the subject of bras from many viewpoints and range from the poignant to the hilarious.
The event will be emceed by Susan Arbetter, well-known Capitol correspondent and radio commentator. For those who want to double up on a “night of stories”, the event serves as an unofficial pre-party for the NPR “Selected Shorts” event at 8:00 p.m. that night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Click here for more details and for tickets to this wonderful fundraiser! ***
One of NPR’s most popular shows! Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. It is produced by Symphony Space and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live as a popular stage show that began in 1985 and still enjoys sellout audiences today at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City and the Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, with over 100,000 downloads every week.
There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and performance and several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are mostly fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, and always performed by great actors from stage, screen, and television who bring these short stories to life. The theme of the night at the Music Hall is “Uncharted Territories” – moving, comical, and surprising stories about unexpected encounters in places both fantastical and close to home. Featured readers: Sam Underwood (The Following, Dexter), Patricia Kalember (Sisters), and Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines.