What happens when the student becomes the master? Ruth Steiner is a teacher and respected short story writer; her student and protégée is Lisa Morrison. Over the course of six years, Lisa journeys from insecure student to successful writer, and the women become close friends. After publishing a well-received collection of short stories, Lisa writes a novel based on Ruth’s affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz, forcing them to deal with the moral dilemma of whether a person’s stories belong solely to the teller or does telling them release them to be retold by others. Lovers of the written word will find Collected Stories intriguing on many levels.
Tickets are $17 and may be purchased by phone or online. They may also be purchased at the OTP Box Office, located at 148 East Eighth Street, with remaining seats on sale at the Depot on Railroad Place one hour before performances.