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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

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Arts 49
Performing Arts 21

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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Expect the Unexpected

April 22nd, 2015

Episode 34 of 127 episodes

Guest host Neil Gaiman presents tales with surprises. Jane Yolen’s “The Babysitter” is a contemporary Gothic with a twist; James Thurber’s classic “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” introduces a milquetoast with attitude; Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” anticipated our media-driven existence; and Thurber’s “The Wood Duck” seems to have nine lives. The readers are Isaiah Sheffer, Dick Cavett, Jamey Sheridan, and Malachy McCourt.

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