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Best Laid Plans

HOST: Meg Wolitzer


Meg Wolitzer presents three stories in which plans go awry—or are completely altered. In Ben Loory’s “Dandelions” read by Wyatt Cenac, a suburb is invaded and experiences a change of heart. Edwidge Danticat imagines an ultimate act and its consequences in “Cane and Roses,” read by Anika Noni Rose. And Tate Donovan reads “The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair,” by Ray Bradbury, in which a romance with comic underpinnings changes course.

Bonus! Watch a short film inspired by Ben Loory's "Dandelions," created by Michael Arthur. We commissioned the film for our Wall to Wall Shorts, a full day of literature in performance along with companion works of music, dance, and film. Watch HERE.

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