Selected Shorts

Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 22
Arts 59

Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


Animal Magnetism

September 8th, 2016

Episode 108 of 115 episodes

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories with animal connections. Old lovers take stock in Grace Paley’s “The Pale Pink Roast,” read by Linda Lavin. A boy loves his piggy bank, in Etgar Keret’s “Breaking the Pig,” read by Campbell Scott. And it’s man against dog in "Jerry and Molly and Sam," by Raymond Carver, read by Ana Gasteyer.