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 short stories by acclaimed contemporary and classic authors. The results are magically entertaining events turned into captivating radio programs.
Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about important relationships, and one playful spoof about the lives of celebrity chefs. In Donna Tartt's "The Ambush," two children wage guerilla warfare; it's read by Patricia Kalember. Author Leonard Michaels recalls "My Father's Life," as read by Isaiah Sheffer," and Mario Batali lets us in on "The Secret Lives of Chefs."