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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 20

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


Expect the Unexpected

April 22nd, 2015

Episode 34 of 116 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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