“emotionally charged” - NY Daily News
“intimate and intelligent” - Guardian
“riveting, deeply affecting” - Hollywood Reporter
“a gem” - Chicago Critic
Brought to the stage by director Paul Gittins (Faith Healer, Blonde Poison), Collected Stories explores the complicated relationship between mentor and protégé. Collected Stories showcases the compelling combination of Elizabeth Hawthorne and Michelle Blundell in two fabulous character roles.
Trust, betrayal, youthful ambition and the waning power of age go under the microscope in this emotionally charged and beautifully written Pulitzer nominated drama.
For Ruth, (Elizabeth Hawthorne) famous short story writer and now teacher, the price of vulnerability is devastatingly costly. For Lisa, (Michelle Blundell) the ambitious writing student, the price of fame is worth whatever it takes.
When the line between professional relationship and emotional involvement is crossed, the scene is set for an inevitable showdown between mentor and protégé.
The Collected Stories design team includes John Parker (scenic design), Elizabeth Whiting (costume design) and Michael Goodwin (lighting design).
Plumb Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chisholm Whitney Charitable Trust in the presentation of this production.