Our Season of Dynamic Duos:

Collected Stories

by Donald Margulies

Directed by Aly B. Ettman


May 6-May 29, 2016

Featuring: Lizzi Albert and Sue Struve



Once the “brave new voice” of the NY literary scene, writer turned professor Ruth Steiner has resigned into a rather insulated life in her cozy Greenwich Village apartment. That comfortable but lonely life is upended when Ruth engages Lisa Morrison, a promising but insecure young writer as her assistant. Over six years, told in six scenes, Ruth’s wall of isolation is broken and the women develop a deep friendship revealing intimate details of their personal histories as their bond strengthens. Lisa evolves from fawning admirer to protégé and colleague. Ultimately, the personal and the professional collide as Lisa’s career ambitions take her down a path that violates the women’s bond of emotional trust and leads to devastating consequences. As always, Pulitzer Prize-winner Margulies tells this provocative story in his literate yet grounded and witty style. Issues of personal loyalty versus professional ambition are explored in tense and poignant fashion, making us think yes, but more importantly, drawing us into the world of these engaging people and making us feel even more.


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