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Selected Shorts

Saturday, SepTEMBER 18, 7—8:30 pm (Doors at 6:30)
Sunday, SepTEMBER 19, 3—4:30 pm (Doors at 2:30)

The hit radio show and podcast Selected Shorts is coming to the Momentary!

We invite you to join us for a live performance of this storytelling anthology series right here in Fermentation Hall. You’ll hear stories featuring a wild assortment of characters, including a wide-eyed Southern transplant, a subversive revolutionary, and a young band of wannabe bank robbers from the Ozarks. With performances by Teagle F. Bougere (Queen America), Tate Donovan (The Man in the High Castle), and Emily Skeggs (Dinner in America), this is not an experience to miss.

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Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction—one short story at a time.

$12 ($9.60/Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

Per the  CDC’s updated guidelines, we require all guests ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and while attending outdoor programs, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

Actors subject to change.


“One of the finest evenings at the theater.”

– David Sedaris, Author


“What I like most about Selected Shorts, the thing that keeps me coming back is that mind-blowing alchemy that can occur when you mix a committed live performer, a receptive audience, and a sizzling piece of writing.”

–Cynthia Nixon, Actress


“Selected Shorts is, quite simply, the perfect library program – literate, profound, and fun – an evening that transports the audience.”

– Arlene Sahraie, Presenter