Collected Stories

Play

Writers: Donald Margulies

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1996
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Ruth's apartment in Greenwich Village, 1990-1996
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes mature adult, adult characters

Synopsis

In Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, grad student Lisa thrilled to be under the tutelage of her literary idol, Ruth Steiner. Over the years, Lisa becomes Ruth’s personal assistant and gradually her friend, as Ruth helps her hone her writing abilities. But as Lisa’s career begins to flourish and Ruth’s begins to fade, can the tenuous relationship between mentor and mentee survive ambition, rivalry, and eventual betrayal? Collected Stories explores the complicated relationship between two independent women as they struggle to define what, if anything, is off-limits in art.

Lead Characters