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Wheeling

7/22/2018
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"They inhaled deeply, the warm organoleptic confluence of fictional flavors infusing them with a kind of charmed glow that they could never attain through mere sexuality..." What exactly is going on between these two young people? The police would like to know. An investigation is underway.

Duration:00:17:17

Wake Up Call

7/8/2018
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"Light seeped through her eyelids and, though she wasn't quite awake, she could feel that she had a body, and that her body lived in the real world. The real world of pain." What if you awoke to discover you had been forever changed? Is it the end of you? Maybe this is the story of a new beginning, a thorny rebirth.

Duration:00:24:38

Paranoia Twinge

6/24/2018
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"My car, with the drug in the boot, was tucked behind the rural filling station. Still hot and smoking, the machine had suffered catastrophic failure...." A man alone faces himself and his history, with a little chemical assistance. But what is now and what is cruel flashback? Hallucination, madness, or reality? Does it matter?

Duration:00:24:00

Fritz

6/10/2018
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"I’m Hermann Haber. Perhaps you’ve heard of my father. He won the Nobel Prize...." In this three-character play set in 1915, timely questions are raised about the boundaries between genius and evil, patriotism and morality. And a great interview with the playwright follows!

Duration:00:26:19

The Eyes Have It

5/20/2018
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"It was quite by accident I discovered this incredible invasion of Earth by lifeforms from another planet. As yet, I haven’t done anything about it; I can’t think of anything to do." Did a friend ever lend you an ear? Or give you a hand? They must be aliens -- call the authorities!

Duration:00:21:02

Italics

5/6/2018
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"I'm in the cafe I frequent practically every day. I sit in the corner and bury myself in my phone. That is what I use to write with." Struggling with writer's block? Maybe you need the help of a magical being from out of a coffee cup. But... at what price?

Duration:00:17:21

Stopover

4/22/2018
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"It was dusk and I was about to head back to the highway when I saw a building in the distance. Lights were on. Even if it was just somebody’s house, I decided I’d stop and ask for directions...." Even a private eye can't always see the danger he's walking into. What makes people do the things they do?

Duration:00:29:29

My Ghost

4/8/2018
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"When I was 17, I killed a man. He was very old, and he was walking by the side of the road in the twilight." Time can't erase experience when coincidence keeps it alive. Is this a message from somewhere? How do you create meaning in your life?

Duration:00:18:27

Barney Rudolph

3/25/2018
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"Barney Rudolph was a solitary man. This is what he silently said in his private story of self. Alienated, a loner, lone wolf, outsider. Always an outsider." Can a movie be made that is not a movie? Can a man be not a man? Maybe each of us is just something happening in a sea of happenings

Duration:00:19:18

A Metaphorical Life

3/11/2018
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"At fifty-five years of age he found himself on the shelf. It was an actual shelf in a warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront...." A clever solution to the commuting problem, or something else? Can a real life be lived backstage, where castoffs from the illusion factory huddle in limbo?

Duration:00:39:33

The Book of the Grotesque

2/25/2018
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"In the bed the writer had a dream that was not a dream. As he grew somewhat sleepy but was still conscious, figures began to appear before his eyes. He imagined the young indescribable thing within himself was driving a long procession of figures before his eyes." What happens to you when you take a truth to be your own? Can you be saved by the young thing inside you?

Duration:00:14:19

Lydia de Quincey

2/11/2018
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"I began to feel very ill at ease. At first I thought it was simply the closeness of the room.... But then I felt a strange creeping within my clothes and understood that all the hairs on my back were standing up." Have you ever felt the presence of evil? Is your intuition trustworthy? What exactly is evil, anyway?

Duration:00:18:16

The Hole

1/28/2018
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"I placed my hand in the shoe, and stuck my finger through the hole. But it didn’t emerge from the shoe.... After six tries, I realized the problem: my forefinger had entered another dimension." If a humble piece of footwear is a portal to an alien universe, the world must be full of mystery and wonder! Or am I just crazy?

Duration:00:33:47

Ferret Love

1/14/2018
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"It was last spring, early, when I fell in love with the ferret woman. The first beautiful day, exquisite whirlybird of a sunny blue day, and I’m in the park, lying on the lawn." Where does obsession come from? Why do people have pet ferrets? And shouldn't somebody warn the boyfriend?

Duration:00:22:57

Antifoni

12/27/2017
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"Stuva Grundlig stood on a bluff overlooking the sea. This was a sign, this winking moon. Tomorrow they would go." The need for quality may call for heroic measures. What would you do if your home couldn't weather the rain?

Duration:00:16:51

Atlantic City

12/10/2017
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"The interior of the Goldmine Casino was a realm all its own, row after row of slot machines bracing the floor, a steady current of beeps and buzzes, flashing lights...." Some realities seem entirely unreal... whatever that means. And some of us like to flirt with disaster, driven by glittery dreams. Do you?

Duration:00:21:53

The Equalizer

11/26/2017
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"Following a Newtonian law of incarceration, the court officer clamped the cuffs on him with a force equal to his show of resistance...." Two men meet in a jail cell... circumstance juxtaposed. What exactly is this thing called "chance" that separates one person's fate from another?

Duration:00:20:58

Wild Roses

11/12/2017
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"On the border between Millbrook and Pleasant Valley, just off Route 44, there’s a little patch of woods where my boyfriend hanged himself." A visitor from the other side... real or hallucination? Should you heed their message? Yes or no, it's already written in the script.

Duration:00:22:05

Partytime

10/22/2017
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"In an idle moment, I recently punched in the power button on my television set. Something curious happened..." Is your TV a time machine? Can a wild party be entirely digital? In Woodstock, anything is possible.

Duration:00:19:57

Seven Cries of Delight

10/9/2017
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"Three horses cantered across the plain: a grey Arabian, a Palomino and a Roan. Their riders wore spacesuits... but this was not the moon." Books and old instruments. Extinct beasts. Can there be a wealth of detail but a paucity of meaning? Where is the border between sense and nonsense?

Duration:00:16:50