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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Read this!

And read that

The New Haven Review, New Haven Theater Company, and Arts Council of Greater New Haven have organized a six-hour reading marathon of classic short stories in which they "visit the best stories of the last year," as selected by voters,from 2 to 8 p.m. June 6 at Bar, 254 Crown St., organizers said in a statement.
The Long Read! is based on a simple idea: buy one ticket, stay for as long as you like, the statement said.
Participants can cCome to the first hour or the last hour, or every other hour. "Do what you will and take your downtime in Bar," where "tales of joy and woe, pleasure and passion, heartbreak and healing" will be read, the statement said.
To get tickets, visit http://newhaventheatercompany.com/vote. No box office pick up needed; print them off from a computer.
Bar has a back room ideal for performance, which organizers said they know because the New Haven Theater Company has performed there in the past, the statement said.
Readings:
From 2 to 3 p.m., J.D. Salinger’s “The Laughing Man,” read by Steve Scarpa; John Cheever’s “The Pot of Gold,” read by Brooks Appelbaum
From 3 to 4 p.m., Jim Shepard’s “Courtesy for Beginners,” read byT.Paul Lowry; Steve Almond’s “The Soul Molecule,” read by Sharen McKay
From 4 to 5 p.m., Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl,” read by Shola Cole; Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.,” read by Brooks Appelbaum; Dave Eggers’ “After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Was Drowned,” read by T.Paul Lowry
From 5 to 6 p.m.,Tobias Wolff’s “Hunters in the Snow,” read by Eric Nyquist; James Farrell’s “My Grandmother Goes to Comiskey Park,” Steve Scarpa
From 6 to 7 p.m., James Thurber’s “You Could Look it Up,” read by T. Paul Lowry; Marisa Silver’s “What I Saw from Where I Stood,” read by Eric Nyquist
From 7 to 8 p.m.,Kurt Vonnegut’s “Miss Temptation,” read by Steve Scarpa; David Sedaris’ “You Can’t Kill the Rooster,” read by Jeremy Funke.

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