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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 19
Arts 46

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


Hard Times

February 17th, 2016

Episode 79 of 115 episodes

Guest host David Strathairn presents two stories about hard times. In Daniel Alarcon’s “Republica Y Grau,” read by Strathairn, a young boy is trained as a beggar. In M.T. Sharif’s “The Letter Writer,” an eccentric is caught up in a Kafkaesque farce in post-revolution Iran. The reader is Joe Morton.

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