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The other day down at Elmer's Cafe, a bunch of us regulars were bragging about our most dangerous escapades and feats of derring-do ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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It was summer vacation, and Jessica wanted to be in two places at once ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:20
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My friend Jimmy Fingerbutton invented a perpetual motion machine. I was the first person he showed it to. I guess he figured I had the right qual...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 11:38
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In Upper Tidwell lived a boy Named Jeremiah Crumping / Who couldn't stand for very long without commencing jumping ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:34
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'Obligations of a freeman', a serious sermon by a humorous and anti-religious Mark Twain...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:35:32
Caption: Amy Ryan
In Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn’s Fifth Planet, a professional astronomer played by Amy Ryan (Birdman; Gone, Baby, Gone; “The Wire,” “In Trea...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 39:50
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My friend Stretch claims to know more about nothing than anybody else on the planet. He said “believe me, there's a lot more to it than most peopl...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: Sarah Sokolovic
ANNIVERSARY by Rachel Bonds, a comic drama about a young, grieving woman who finds love again. Featuring Michael Esper (The Last Ship, A Beautiful ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 21:24
Caption: Steven Boyer
In Holly Walter Kerby’s Attention, Amber (Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger) is bummed out that her boyfriend has visited his family without her. Sh...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:56
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Marco always dreamed about traveling to faraway places. All his life, he had never been anywhere – unless you counted his grandmother's house, whi...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:42
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By the way, Vern swears there are no dragons in this story ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
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Here's a little song in honor of the Springtime planting season ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Michael Urie
After gay marriage is legalized in New York, one mother will stop at nothing to get her son to the altar. A short play by the humorist Paul Rudnick...

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 19:52
Caption: Rosie Perez
In Crazy Eights, a short play by David Lindsay-Abaire, recovering drug addicts (Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo) have their Saturday night card game ru...

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 32:14
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Well, I'll say one thing about the Gumption Track: it's well-marked. The roadies did not skimp on signage, even though it seems like they never a...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 10:17
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Here's another little song for the kids: when you think about it, bees are just Nature's miniature flying alarum clocks ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:53
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There were two new faces down at Elmer's Cafe the other day. I walked in the door, saw this young couple sitting on the six and seven stools, talk...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 08:13
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Theophilus Papadopoulos had to write an essay for school. It was supposed to be about a famous philosopher, and it couldn't be about anybody he kn...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:19
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In a heated kitchen on a busy Friday night, a Sous Chef loses his onion and finds himself in another world where nothing is rooted in reality.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:39
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Well, the rain never let up, from dawn till dusk ... although, in all fairness, I don't know if you could even call it a dawn, seeing as how nobody...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
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Here's a little song about a snowman who rolled into town at the tail end of Winter ...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:54
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My friend Miles Walker and I were hiking down the Yonder Track on our way to Glory not too long ago. You know Glory – the legendary city where all...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 05:53
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Mr. and Mrs. Farmer John recently brought a horse named Clyde to live on their farm. One morning they receive a hoof written letter from their new ...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 03:21
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Sue Spender was on her way to school one morning when she found a penny lying heads-down on the sidewalk. She wondered how it got there. Could it...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 06:32
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As far as I'm concerned, Gumption is the kind of place where the only reason to go there is to say you've been there ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 06:22