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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 13
Arts 25

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


Heroes and Villains

July 28th, 2016

Episode 100 of 115 episodes

Guest host Hope Davis introduces three tales about heroes, heroism, and challenges. In Larry Doyle’s “Reboot Me” a superhero needs rebranding. Chip Kidd reads. In an excerpt from Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, read by Aya Cash, a mousy librarian becomes a glamorous comic-book heroine. The mood shifts with John Biguenet’s “I am Not a Jew,” in which a tourist is tormented by a neo-Nazi gang. The reader is David Strathairn.

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