Arts

Amy Ryan, Kate Burton, and Denis O’Hare to read in ‘Selected Shorts’

A heavy-hitting lineup — Amy Ryan, Kate Burton, and Denis O’Hare — will give two performances of “Selected Shorts on Tour: Tales of Springtime, Sex & Baseball’’ June 8 at the Boston University Theatre.

“Selected Shorts’’ is a popular weekly public radio show, ordinarily recorded at Symphony Space in New York and heard locally on WGBH, in which actors from the worlds of film, television, and theater read short stories. In the touring program, Ryan, Burton, and O’Hare will perform stories by Dorothy Parker, Aimee Bender, N.M. Kelby, and W.P. Kinsella, author of “Shoeless Joe.”

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Ryan was an Oscar nominee for “Gone Baby Gone,’’ while O’Hare won a Tony Award for his performance in Richard Greenberg’s Tony-winning baseball play, “Take Me Out.’’ Broadway veteran Burton, who has performed at the Huntington Theatre Company in “Hedda Gabler’’ and “The Corn is Green,’’ is slated to star in “The Seagull” there in March 2014.

“Selected Shorts on Tour: Tales of Springtime, Sex & Baseball” will be presented by the Huntington, WGBH, and Jonathan Reinis Productions.

Don Aucoin can be reached at aucoin@globe.com.
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