by Donald Marguilies
Directed by Andrew Epstein
Featuring Carol Dines & Lenae Price
July 24-27, 31, August 1-3 (all at 7:30 PM).
Tickets $15 ($12 for students/seniors)
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About Collected Stories:
Ruth Steiner is a teacher and respected short story writer. Her student and protégée is Lisa Morrison. Over the course of 6 years, Lisa journeys from insecure student to successful writer. After publishing a well-received collection of short stories, Lisa writes a novel based on Ruth's affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz. The women deal with the moral dilemma of whether a person's life events are suitable for another to use in their own creative process.
“The emotional current between the performers takes on a sweeping, electric life of its own. You find yourself paying less attention to the dialogue than to the finely graded code of gestures and vocal inflections with which these women chart the rise and fall of a friendship ... you may be hard pressed after the play ends to remember anything specific that Ms. Hagen's character has said. But you won't forget the blend of pride and vulnerability that infuses her every moment onstage. You'll remember the way she holds her head back to keep the tears from rolling off her face ... and, above all, the elegiac poetry, equal parts defeatedness and hope, that Ms. Hagen brings to the basic act of bolting and unbolting a door in the play's final scene.” – New York Times
The Bard's Town Theatre is a 501c3 nonprofit theatre whose mission is to nurture, develop, and produce new work, providing an outlet for new voices. The Bard's Town Theatre puts particular emphasis on producing new works by Kentucky playwrights, serving as a platform for these voices to be heard.