Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three kind-of-magical tales and one true love story, featuring works by James Thurbur, Alice Hoffman and Rita Dove.
Playwright Stephen Karam talks about his dark comedy “Sons of the Prophet,” with stars Joanna Gleason and Santino Fontana. It’s about a man who suffers from chronic pain and carries the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders. His health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. It’s been called the funniest play about human suffering you’re likely to see. “Sons of the Prophet” is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre through January 1, 2012.
Actress Joanna Gleason was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the off-Broadway play, "The Sons of the Prophet," and she also shared what she's been reading lately and her love of the tango!
A restless schoolteacher flirts with scandal, and a young girl craves freedom, in two tales about wanting what you can’t have. This week's episode will feature "Yurt" by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, read by Joanna Gleason, and "Wild Plums" by Grace Stone Coates, read by Mia Dillon.
Travelling to find yourself in two stories by contemporary American writers.