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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 17
Arts 39

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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September 16th, 2015

Episode 56 of 154 episodes

Guest host Hope Davis presents funny four tales about things going wrong. George Saunders imagines “Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband,” as read by James Naughton. A kindergartener has a secret in “Charles,” by Shirley Jackson, read by Lois Smith. The big bang is coming, in “Game,” by Donald Barthelme, read by David Strathairn. And Isaiah Sheffer offers up “Lamentations of the Father,” by Ian Frazier.

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