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Selected Shorts: New York Stories with Wyatt Cenac


Running time: 71 minutes

F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), Matthew Broderick (Daybreak), Jin Ha (Devs), Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street), and Karen Pittman (The Morning Show) celebrate the glories and challenges of life in Gotham with a selection of short stories, essays, and poems evocative of what some call "the greatest city in the world." Hosted by comedian Wyatt Cenac (Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas).


The Lower East Side of Manhattan by Victor Hernández Cruz
Performed by Sonia Manzano

The Grid by Rick Moody
Performed by Jin Ha

A Fable by Robert Fox
Performed by Matthew Broderick

Dessert by Colum McCann
Performed by F. Murray Abraham

Home to Flatbush by Vinson Cunningham
Performed by Wyatt Cenac

Recognition by Victor LaValle

Performed by Karen Pittman

Books by tonight's featured authors can be purchased from our friends at Strand. Use the code SYMPHONYSPACE to receive 10% off your purchase.

This event is available to view with the Symphony Space 20/21 Season Pass.

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