The Callie Crossley Show

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Thursday, Nov. 4
Shirley, VT Plays Festival

This fall, three Boston theater companies are teaming up to stage works by Obie-award winning playwright, Annie Baker.  The plays are all set in the fictional town of Shirley, VT, a town Annie Baker modeled in part on her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts.  Today, our arts commentator, Alicia Anstead talks with the three directors participating in the festival about Annie Baker's style, and the process of bringing her works to the stage.  Shawn LaCount, directs "The Aliens" at Company One, Melia Bensussen directs “Circle Mirror Transformation” at the Huntington Theater Company, and Paul Daigneault, directs “Body Awareness” at the SpeakEasy Stage Company. 
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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