Presented by Peter's Alley Theatre Productions
by Donald Margulies
Directed by Aly B. Ettman
Fiercely sharp and intelligent, Collected Stories explores the fascinating relationship between a once-celebrated author and her bright-eyed protégé. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies (Dinner With Friends) was nominated for the same prestigious prize for this 1997 two-character drama centering on the dryly witty Ruth, who burst onto the literary scene with a collection of short stories in her 20s but now, in middle age, focuses her creative energy on teaching others. A story consultation with one of her students, Lisa, becomes a tender relationship spanning six years. Ultimately, the personal and the professional collide, leading to surprising consequences.