Selected Shorts

Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Arts 33
Performing Arts 17

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


Modern Fables

February 18th, 2015

Episode 25 of 115 episodes

Guest host Stephen Colbert presents two modern fables. In Gail Godwin’s “St. George,” a lonely medieval scholar gets a pet dragon—really. The reader is Jane Curtin. And James Naughton reads Annie Proulx’s tale of a man born not to succeed: “The Trickle-Down Effect.”