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Welcome to Night Vale


Welcome To Nightvale

Just in time for Halloween, the creators of the hit podcast offer up some of their favorite weird stories, performed at an evening they hosted at Symphony Space.


Welcome to a Night Vale takeover of Selected Shorts! It starts with a welcome message by playwright Will Eno, “Prologue to Middletown,” read by Cecil Baldwin. Next, Marin Ireland performs Yoko Ogawa’s macabre story “Lab Coats. Cecil Baldwin returns to read “The Beautiful Stranger,” by Shirley Jackson. Dylan Marron delivers a powerful short musing on family and death in “List of Cross-Dressing Soldiers,” by Patricia Lockwood. Levy, Meg Bashwiner, and Dylan Marron showcase the theatre troupe approach that brought the group together in “Go Back to the Telephone Booth, Clark Kent, Clark Kent,” by Sarah Levy. Our final work is by Daniel Mallory Ortberg. His story “Texts from Peter Pan” is performed by Dylan Marron and Mara Wilson.

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