"Collected Stories": (American Blues Theatre): The Story is The Story

"Collected Stories":  (American Blues Theatre):  The Story is The Story

A writer writing about writers struggling to tell their story has an amusing symmetry.  In an ode to his craft, Playwright Donald Margulies explores multiple themes.  Margulies illustrates the relationship of two writers over a six year period, starting out teacher to student before evolving.  Carmen Roman (Ruth) becomes mentor, employer, mother, contender.  And Gwendolyn Whiteside (Lisa) becomes a writer.  Margulies writes a thought-provoking tale of two women committed to a story.  The conflict arises in the engrossing stories they tell.

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