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Arts, Performing Arts

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


Not Happily Ever After

August 11th, 2015

Episode 49 of 115 episodes

Hope Davis introduces three fantasies in which things don’t go as planned. She reads Diane Cook’s “The Mast Year,” in which a lucky woman is besieged by the needy. “The Frog Prince” in Robert Coover’s story, read by Parker Posey, should have stayed in the pond, and a nasty teen keeps a “Mermaid in a Jar,” in Sheila Heti’s tale, read by Rita Wolf.