Collected Stories, by Donald Marguilies (Bard Theatre)
July 24-27, July 31, Aug 1-3
(all at 7:30 PM)
Tickets $15 ($12 for students and seniors) in advance; $17/15 at the door.
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Bard Theatre's "Collected Stories" is a HIT! Check out these glowing reviews:
Louisville.com says it's "A True Hit"
WFPL: "A Strong Production"
Arts-Louisville: "Force of Nature"
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Finalist, Drama Desk Award & Pulitzer Prize.
Directed by Andrew Epstein
Starring Carol Dines and Lenae Price
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