Christmas is a time of joy, but also of reckoning and reflection. More

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. First, the ironically titled, “Life Story,” is a very short prose poem by Williams—who will be remembered in history as the playwright who created such works as “The […] More

Master storyteller Edna O’Brien on muses on love, death, and regret in two stories and a twisty tale from Robert Coover condenses the meaning of life. More

Edna O’Brien and Colum McCann talk dinner parties, happiness, how they met, and even Osama Bin Ladin’s porn collection (yep, Osama Bin Ladin’s porn collection)! More

President Obama has caused a scheduling conflict with Edna O’Brien: Saints and Sinners. Fortunately for us, one of our friends has stepped in to perform. More

Unexpected plot twists and emotional surprises in four contemporary tales on Shorts this week. Stories from Amy Hempel, Shaun Tan, Daniela Maristany and Edna O'Brien with performances by Mary Stuart Masterson, Campbell Scott and Marian Seldes. More