Collected Stories is a two-woman play that traces the evolution and devolution of a particular mentor/protégée relationship between the fictional successful author Ruth Steiner and her young, eager student Lisa. Their professional relationship and friendship grow ever closer until it is pushed to the limit. Set in the early 1990's, the play harkens back to 1950s/1960s Greenwich Village early beatnik poet movement and the rich influences that still define so much of the American literary world. As we learn more about Ruth's past and Lisa's drive to success, the complicated entanglement of fact and fiction offers intriguing questions and an emotional battleground in which each witness must choose a side.
-What material from your personal life, or friends' personal lives, is fair game for your art?
-How do you truly distinguish between fact and fiction?
-How do you cope with growing older and the passing of time as your student begins to succeed?
-What would you be willing to sacrifice for success?
These themes and more are skillfully explored in this smart, witty 90-minute production of Donald Margulies Pulitzer-prize-nominated play.
Join us for a glass of wine at 7pm! Show begins promptly at 7:30pm.
The Strand Bookstore (Rare Books Room, 3rd floor) (View)
New York, NY 10003
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|