Events include special small bites menu inspired by short story readings
“Drama at Dinner” Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday; 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
Getty Communications (310) 440-6473
LOS ANGELES – Get your taste buds ready. The ever-popular public radio series Selected Shorts returns for a weekend of live performances by celebrity readers, offering stories revolving around the theme of food—enjoyed, prepared, devoured, or ignored. Each event includes a small bite culinary selection paired with a special drink tailored to each performance.
The literary feast touches on romances and coming of age stories, mysteries, adventures, marital woes, and the cozy complications of family life. Robert Sean Leonard hosts the series and leads a cast including Jane Kaczmarek, Michael Imperioli, Christopher Lloyd, Joshua Malina, Christina Pickles, and Amber Tamblyn reading delectable tales set in kitchens, at dinner parties, behind the scenes at a bakery, at family dinner tables, and even a mad hatter's tea party.
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