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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Our story today addresses, or should I say undresses - why snacking on your underwear might not be all that’s promised on the box.  In this hilarious story written by Tony Tulathimutte, the narrator, played by actor Maulik Pancholy, is taking on the edible underpants industry.   Later...
Guest host Sonia Manzano presents love the modern way in two stories and a selection of posts to OK Cupid.  These are read by Giullian Yao Gioiello and Colby Minifie.  Then Jill Eikenberry reads "Ad," by Elizabeth Crane--a stream of consciousness exercise for the Personals column, and...
Guest host Jane Curtin presents readings from the blog Letters of Note, including letters by Elvis Presley, Katharine Hepburn, Jack the Ripper, and Queen Elizabeth II, among others.  Readers include Jane Curtin, Kate Mulgrew, Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Shamos, and Sam Underwood.  Also, “...