Get lost in the moment as some of the most talented actors from the stage, screen, and television bring short stories to life. This award-winning series presents a compelling work of short fiction each week, recorded live at New York’s Symphony Space. Classic authors and bold new writers are showcased equally, from Chekhov, Hemmingway, and Updike to Alice Walker and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahira. Produced by Symphony Space.

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Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents a program of stories about drastic solutions and last chances. Master fantasist Steven Millhauser imagines the world covered by a gigantic plastic sphere in “The Dome,” read by Alec Baldwin. Jim Shepard takes us to the greatest recorded natural disaster in history...
This program celebrates the late Leonard Nimoy with two of his best readings. First Etgar Keret’s “Good Intentions,” in which a hardened hit man is hired to “whack” the only man who was ever kind to him. Then, Nimoy delivers a chilling performance of Evelyn Waugh’s “The Man Who Liked Dickens,”...
On this program, guest host Jane Curtin presents four stories involving art and artists. Love is the enemy of art in Stacey Richter’s “The Minimalist,” read by Parker Posey; a lonely boy and an aging painter are friends in William Boyd’s “Varengeville,” read by Dan Stevens; and Dolan Morgan and...