Word for Word: Alice Munro’s “Free Radicals”

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San Francisco’s legendary Word for Word performing ensemble brings to life the Alice Munro short story “Free Radicals,” from her story collection Too Much Happiness. In this “Off the Page” staged reading, we find Nita, who misses her husband and is tired of the ministrations of her well-meaning friends, when a sudden visit tests her mettle. This is an AEA approved staged reading. Conversation with audience to follow. Directed by Joel Mullennix. Seating is limited to 66 total.

Sheila Balter*
Stephanie Hunt*
Patrick Kelly Jones*
Nancy Shelby*
Patricia Silver*
JoAnne Winter*

(*member, Actors Equity Association)

Alice Munro has received many accolades, including the W.H. Smith Prize, the National Book Circle Critics Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. She published the short-story collection Too Much Happiness in 2009. At age 82, Munro was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. She retired from writing that same year.

Word for Word, a program of Z Space, is an ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. Founded in 1993 by Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter, Word for Word believes in the power of the short story to provide solace, compassion, and insight into our daily lives.