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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 18
Arts 35

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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Family Values

January 7th, 2016

Episode 73 of 123 episodes

Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about family pressures. Patricia Highsmith is best known as a thriller writer but “The Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out” is a wonderful character study of a working woman nervously entertaining a judgmental sister. Tandy Croyn reads. In Tobias Wolff’s “Powder,” it’s a father and son, taking an exhilarating drive in a snow storm. SHORTS late host Isaiah Sheffer was the reader.

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