New American Stories
Publisher: Symphony Space Compilations
Date: October 2011
Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes
New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young, contemporary writers Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon, as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience which is reflected in their work. Whether they are immigrants from another country, or in the case of Sherman Alexie, a Native American, they're all writing from a voice that comes from being an outsider. They also share a well-deserved, universal praise for their work.
Aleksandar Hemon's Good Living Performed by Boyd Gaines, Jhumpa Lahiri's Hell-Heaven Performed by Rita Wolf, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck Performed by Condola Rashad, Sherman Alexie's Breaking and Entering Performed by BD Wong
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