Selected Shorts

Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Arts 33
Performing Arts 17

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



April 12th, 2016

Episode 86 of 115 episodes

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories about acting purposefully. In Tobias Wolff’s “In the Garden of the North American Martyrs,” a meek academic goes off the rails. The young boy in Doris Lessing’s “Through the Tunnel” dares himself to make a dangerous swim, and the confident young woman in “Barbara Stanwyck, It's Your Time to Shine" by Bianca Galvez isn’t taking nonsense from anyone.