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Symphony Space

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.

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Take a Seat

August 19th, 2015

Episode 50 of 123 episodes

Four stories about sitting down to a meal, or a drink, with surprising results. Henry Miller tells us about the dinner party from Hell in “Soiree in Hollywood;” Joshua Malina reads. Catherine O’Hara is the sweet housewife with a big secret in Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter,” while Josh Radnor talks to his lunch in Etgar Keret’s “Halibut.” And life is just one brew after another in Robert Coover’s surreal “Going for a Beer,” read by Isaiah Sheffer. Robert Sean Leonard hosts.

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