Since 1985, Symphony Space in New York City has served as the stage for exciting pairings of authors and actors. Selected Shorts producers match Oscar and Tony Award-winning actors with one-hour short stories by acclaimed contemporary and classic authors. The results are magically entertaining events turned into captivating radio programs.
Children Will Listen
Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about growing up. First, tensions arise at a big Dominican family party in Fiesta, 1980, by Junot Diaz. The reader is Felix Solis, whose films include Man on a Ledge and Arbitrage. On television hes appeared in The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, The Sopranos, and The West Wing, among other programs. Then, John OHaras How Old, How Young, was published in 1967, but its setting is the country club world of the 1920s. An Ivy League boy falls for a debutante in trouble and learns something about love and life. This story is read by Alec Baldwin, whose many credits include 30 Rock, Still Alice, and his podcast Heres the Thing.