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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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

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Brief Lives

December 10th, 2015

Episode 68 of 123 episodes

Life is fleeting in these three works presented by guest host Michael Cerveris. Andy Warhol complains about fifteen seconds of fame in excerpts from his diaries read by Denis O’Hare. A novelist borrows someone else’s tragedy in “The Young Painters,” read by Heather Burns. And a young boy and his grandmother in rural Ireland make a dramatic decision in Claire Keegan’s “The Burning Palms,” read by Patricia Kalember.

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