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, Hemingway, and Updike to Alice Walker and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahira. Produced by Symphony Space.

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Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories about finding love. First, Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband," is read by Amy Ryan. Then Paul Hecht reads a quirky tale by Aimee Bender, "The Meeting."
Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories about finding love. First, Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband," is read by Amy Ryan. Then Paul Hecht reads a quirky tale by Aimee Bender, "The Meeting."
Guest host Stephen Colbert presents stories with anarchists and oddballs by John Sayles and George Saunders. Fierce old lefties fight everything from the fruit cup to the manager at a banquet in Sayles’ “At the Anarchists’ Convention,” read by Jerry Stiller, and two inadequate men are faced with a...