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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 19
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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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Chance Encounters

October 8th, 2014

Episode 5 of 123 episodes

Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about unexpected encounters at night. In Steven Millhauser’s “Claire de Lune,” a teenage boy with insomnia wanders into an all-girl pickup game. It’s read by James Naughton. Comic Wyatt Cenac reads Sherman Alexie’s “Night People” in which a man who can’t sleep visits an all-night manicure parlor. And a young man struggles to protect a loving but alcoholic father in “Luck,” by Richard Bausch, read by Campbell Scott.

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