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Curious Courtships

GUEST HOST: MAULIK PANCHOLY

Curious Courtships

Zombies, a suitcase, and a missing fortune are tools of the trade for the writers of these surprising stories about couples.

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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents three stories about curious courtship. First, does the perfect date night include zombies? You decide, as Tony Hale reads “First Person Shooter” by Charles Yu. A president’s wife is the perfect luggage item, until she develops a mind of her own in a vintage tale by Whitfield Cook. “The Portable Mrs. Tillson” is performed by Laura Grey and Jordan Klepper. The show concludes with another period gem--“Gertrude the Governess: or, Simple Seventeen” by Stephen Leacock, performed by Sonia Manzano. This pastiche of Victorian melodrama has everything—a handsome nobleman, a missing fortune, a penniless governess, a grand estate.

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