‘Collected Stories’ at Harquail

Marcia Muttoo as Ruth Steiner and Rita Estevanovich as Lisa Morrison.

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation proudly presents “Collected Stories” – by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies – about the relationship between a famous writer and her protégé-turned-friend.

The play

The story centers on the character Ruth Steiner, an established New York writer and college professor, played by Marcia Muttoo. Ruth uses wit, dry humor and a healthy dose of straight talk in mentoring her students. Her protégé Lisa Morrison, played by Rita Estevanovich, is a graduate student and up-and-coming writer with lots of promise.

Eventually, Lisa seemingly grows to almost surpass her mentor, casting a shadow on their relationship.

This brilliantly written tale of ethics asks profound questions such as, “What is off limits to an artist taking in the world around them?” and “Where does plagiarism begin and end?” It is bound to stimulate audience debate about each character’s motivation and agenda.

Harquail anniversary series

The presentation of “Collected Stories” is part of the celebration of the Harquail Theatre’s 30th anniversary (1986–2006). Directed and designed by CNCF Artistic Director, Henry Muttoo, it will have a limited run at the intimate Harquail Studio Theatre, with only six shows in total.

Please note that parental discretion is advised, due to strong language.

Show dates are Oct. 28, 29 and 30 and Nov. 4, 5 and 6. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances at 6 p.m.
Visit www.artscayman.org to purchase tickets online or buy them at Foster’s Food Fair IGA at the Strand Shopping Centre, Funky Tang’s or Healthcare Pharmacy Grand Harbour.
Call the Box Office at 949-5477 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

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