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Patti Smith returns to NYC to record spoken-word stories about her life

Patti Smith will perform spoken-word stories from Sep. 22-24 at the Minetta Lane Theatre as part of a recording project by Audible. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Tibet House US / Jason Kempin

Patti Smith will return to Greenwich Village to present spoken-word stories about her life at The Minetta Lane Theatre from Sept. 22 – 24. She will also perform songs from her hit-strewn catalog with her band.

Smith’s performances will be the first in a lineup of acts produced by audiobook company Audible at The Minetta Lane this fall and winter. Other announced performances include Aasif Mandvi’s “Sakina’s Restaurant,” a one-man show about an Indian immigrant who works at a New York restaurant; Chisa Hutchinson’s “Proof of Love,” a play about a woman whose husband is in a coma; and Isaac Gomez’s “The Way She Spoke,” a one-woman show about missing and murdered women in Juarez, Mexico.

“Audible is seeking to transform the theater experience and usher in a new era for audio drama,” said Audible Theater artistic producer Kate Navin in a statement. “We can’t wait to continue supporting the creation of compelling works in an even wider spectrum of comedy, drama, music and more.”

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Audio recordings of the performances will be available for download on Audible.

Tickets for Smith’s and Mandvi’s performances go on sale Wednesday, but Audible members can purchase them beginning Monday.