BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of American Blues Theater's COLLECTED STORIES
American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, closes the Ensemble's 27th season with the Broadway version of the script Collected Stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, co-directed by the mother and daughter team of Mary Ann Thebus and Steppenwolf Theater Associate Artist Jessica Thebus, runs April 19 - May 19 at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below.
Previews are Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. The press opening for Collected Stories is Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 - $49. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There are two Saturday matinees at 5 p.m., May 11 and 18. For more information or tickets, go to www.americanbluestheater.com .
Collected Stories chronicles the relationship between two female writers: Ruth Steiner (Carmen Roman), a celebrated New York author with a dry wit and a distinguished career and her bright-eyed young protégé, Lisa Morrison (American Blues Theater's Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside). The story examines their relationship, both personal and professional, as it changes over the course of six years via six scenes with the line between fact and fiction blurring resulting in an explosive conclusion. The New Yorker declares Collected Stories is an "Engaging tale of aesthetics and ethics with intelligence and sharp, literate humor."
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