Phyllis Newman, John Shea and Stephen Lang are among readers for the Jewish-themed "Amol iz Geven...Once Upon a Time," the Dec. 9 and 16 short-story readings in the popular "Selected Shorts" series at the Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. in New York City. Stories by Laura Cunningham, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sholom Aleichem, Grace Paley, Yaacov Luria and Phillip Roth will be read 6:30 PM Dec. 9 by Newman (Subways Are for Sleeping, The Food Chain), Larry Keith (Titanic, After Play) and Laura Esterman (Marvin's Room); and 6:30 PM Dec. 16 by Lang (Wait Until Dark, A Few Good Men), Shea (End of the World, The Dining Room) and Isaiah Sheffer.
Tickets are $17. For information, call (212) 501-3330.
-- By Kenneth Jones