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 Cynthia Nixon introduces readings from three chapters of Alice in Wonderland.  The children’s classic celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015.  Ari Graynor reads “The Pool of Tears;” Sonia Manzano reads “The Mock Turtle’s Story;” and Dan Stevens reads “Humpty Dumpty.” ...
Guest host Krista Tippett presents works about art, faith, and spirituality.  A clergyman is tempted in "The Strength of God, Concerning the Reverend Curtis Hartman," by Sherwood Anderson.  It's read by James Naughton.  A time-travelling artist has a positive attitude in Elizabeth...
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two pieces about living in the dark.  In “I Go Adventuring” Helen Keller describes her visits New York, a city she could sense but not see.  Maggie Siff is the reader.  In Jess Row’s “The Secrets of Bats,” a schoolgirl teaches herself...