Collected Stories

Collected Stories

written by Donald Margulies

Fresh off the heels of our highly successful season opener, RING OF FIRE, Farmers Alley Theatre switches gears and brings it first play to the stage this 2013-14 season with the dramatic work, COLLECTED STORIES, running November 1st through the 17th.  Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies, COLLECTED STORIES is a morality play of sorts that asks: Is it ethical to use someone else’s real life for your own artistic gain? Ruth Steiner is a professor and well respected short story author.  Over the course of six years her protégé, Lisa Morrison, journeys from insecure student to successful writer.  As the years pass their friendship develops into a bitter rivalry, concluding in a tension-filled, explosive climax.  Filled with electric performances and elegiac poetry, COLLECTED STORIES is like a great book that you just can’t put down.

221 Farmers Alley



Director Kathy Mulay

Technical Director W. Douglas Blickle

Construction Assistant Tom Shuster

Scenic Design W. Douglas Blickle

Lighting Design David Downey

Sound Design Derek Menchinger

Prop Master Tony Holewinski

Costume Design Kathy Mulay

Stage Manager Roger W. Burleigh*

Graphic Design Chris Honeysett


Ruthe Steiner Sharon Williams

Lisa Morrison Elizabeth Swearingen*


Farmers Alley Theatre's 'Collected Stories' a thought-provoking stroll toward an emotionally harrowing end (review)

Nov 3, 2013 / Mlive

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Timely 'Stories' mines art, privacy debate

Nov 2, 2013 / Encore Michigan

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Watch our video trailer of COLLECTED STORIES

Oct 31, 2013

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Writers clash over private matters in 'Collected Stories' at Farmers Alley Theatre

Oct 27, 2013 / MLive

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Farmers Alley Theatre's 'Collected Stories' to star Sharon Williams and Elizabeth Swearingen

Oct 17, 2013 / MLive

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