VP 2012 Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Written By: Donald Margulies
Directed by: Richard Furlong
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Run of Show

“Collected Stories” will run November 2-17, 2012, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

Collected Stories PlaySynopsis

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.


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The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Ruth Steiner Maryjo Gavin
Lisa Morrison Laura Crawford

Program Staff

Director Richard Furlong
Producers Patrick Drummond & Sara Speelman
Stage Manager Zac Gilley
Lighting Design Andrew C. Todd
Lighting Crew Allen Wilkinson
Sound Design Derek Hansen
Sound Crew Marc Malley
Props Gatherer Brad Riker
Stage Crew Rich Chesko, Mary Cole, Tanner Duvall, & James Harris
Set Design James MacFarlane
Set Construction Laura Crawford, Patrick Drummond, RB Furlong, Zac Gilley, Jake Gordy, Allie Hinz, & James MacFarlane
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Painters & Dutchers Patrick Drummond, Richard Furlong, Zac Gilley, Jake Gordy, & Tiffany Noel Taylor
Program Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Hansen
Production Logo Christopher Jagodzinski
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Sandy Blanchard, Kimberley Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Darlene Hatfield, Patty Hoover, Denise McHugh, Dianne Nowakowski, Susan Rice, & Judy Wiederhold
Publicity Christopher Jagodzinski
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda
Special Thanks Toledo Repertoire Theatre

The Show!

Place: Ruth’s apartment in Greenwich Village

Time: 1990 – 1996

Act I

Scene 1: September, 1990.
Scene 2: May, 1991. Eight months later.
Scene 3: August, 1992. About a year later.

Act II

Scene 1: December, 1994, Nearly two and a half years later.
Scene 2: October, 1996. Almost two years later.
Scene 3: Later that night.