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Lean & Hungry Theater: The Tempest

Set in the distant future, Lean & Hungry Theater's science fiction adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" takes place far across the universe in the Naples Galaxy. The story centers on Prospero's quest for revenge against his usurping brother Antonio, who ousted Prospero from his dukedom, and the queen of the Naples Galaxy, an ally of Antonio's. Prospero now lives on a small planet with his daughter Miranda, the hideous alien Caliban and a sentence computer program named Ariel. When Antonio and the queen, along with the queen's son Ferdinand, fly close to Prospero's planet, he forces them to crash-land by creating a cosmic tempest. Using his mastery of technology, Prospero sends everyone into a mad, hilarious dance -- scheming brothers, buffoonish butlers, young lovers, aliens and computers all chasing each other around the planet -- until he brings them all together for the final confrontation.

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As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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