Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Collected Stories on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Collected Stories, written by Donald Margulies and directed by Leslie Ann Rivers, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community. The cast of Collected Stories includes Sandra Rockman as Ruth and Tracie Nickle as Lisa.
Over six years, respected short story writer and teacher Ruth Steiner watches as her student, Lisa Morrison, journeys from protege to confidante to competitor. Their relationship is further complicated by Lisa’s decision to use Ruth’s life experiences as inspiration for her own first novel, including Ruth’s youthful, shattering affair with poet Delmore Schwartz. The women navigate their complicated relationship as well as debate the moral dilemma of the appropriateness of using another person’s life events in one’s own creative process.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation. Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.
Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.