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.
Guest host Stephen Colbert presents stories in which objects change lives. In Jack Finney's "Where the Cluetts Are," a wealthy couple builds an authentic Victorian house, and they're caught up its mood. The reader is Philip Casnoff. In "Lederhosen," by Haruki Murakami, a pair of shorts is a marital game-changer. Aasif Mandvi reads.