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We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at Symphony Space!

The health and safety of all are our top priorities. Symphony Space requires that all staff, artists, and patrons be vaccinated and that everyone (except performers on stage) wear masks while in the building.

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Family Matters


Family Matters

Four stories about very different families.


Guest host Hope Davis presents stories about family ties. A mixed-race college student has a comic encounter in "My Brother at the Canadian Border," by Sholeh Wolpe, read by Maulik Pancholy. Next, marriage is for better, or worse, in Lauren Schenkman's "A Guide to Fooling Yourself", read by Kaneza Schaal.

Our third story is a classic: a young man meets his boozy dad in "Reunion," by John Cheever, read by Bruce Altman. And in our final work, Pulitzer Prize-winning Viet Thanh Nguyen tells a heartbreaking and mystical tale of Vietnamese immigrants in "Black-Eyed Women." The reader is Jennifer Ikeda.

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