This short story, read by Condola Rashad, is based on an image in Robert Frank’s groundbreaking 1959 book The Americans —“Elevator, Miami Beach, 1955.”
Condola Rashad, Rosie Benton, and Tracie Thoms discuss the hit play, “Stick Fly.” During what is supposed to be a relaxing vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, two adult sons both decide to introduce their girlfriends to the parents—sibling rivalry flares, opinions clash, and class distinctions divide the family. “Stick Fly” includes original music by Alicia Keys, and is playing at the Cort Theatre.
This special edition of SELECTED SHORTS was inspired by a remarkable exhibition of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans,” which was on display at the museum between September 22, 2009 and January 3, 2010, recreated Frank’s legendary book The Americans.