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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 21
Arts 51

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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Hard Times

February 17th, 2016

Episode 79 of 156 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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