From the L.A. Weekly:
" The weather’s warming, and it’s shorts season again as Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story returns with the delicious theme “Food Fictions.” Friday’s “Much Ado About Dinner” kicks off the three-day series with Samantha Eggar, Fionnula Flanagan and René Auberjonois reading works by Alice McDermott, V.S. Pritchett and Kenneth Grahame, among others, plus John Lithgow’s sure-to-be-biting rendition of a truly twisted story by Roald Dahl. On Saturday, it’s Christina Pickles and Isaiah Sheffer, and on Sunday, Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford serve up the prose. The Getty, Harold M. Williams Auditorium; Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 21, 3 p.m.; $30, includes reception. (310) 440-7300."