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Donald Margulies’ ‘Collected Stories’ Performing in Ossining, March 31-April 9

A Tale of Two Stories—Colliding
Donald Margulies’ ‘Collected Stories’ Performing in Ossining, March 31-April 9

Westchester, N.Y. – When the power dynamics between an established author/professor of writing and her adulatory student become blurred, will their relationship survive the head-on collision of their personal and professional stories?

Westchester County’s premier theatre company, GoJo Clan Productions, presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, a play about about creative appropriation and whether a life confided is fair grist for another’s creative muse.

With intense and often humorous sparring, GoJo Clan veterans Julia Boyes and Robin Gorn face off in thisPulitzer Prize finalist for Drama directed by Albi Gorn, presented March 31-April 9 at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY.

The Story
The conflict between the established artist and the adulatory fan who becomes a protégé, disciple, colleague and friend—and finally threatening rival—is one of those great topicsIt resurfaces in Donald Marguliess provocative new play, COLLECTED STORIES, which confronts the prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner with her student turned confidante turned competitor Lisa Morrison. What is new here is that the women are teacher and student both in academia and in life, that they come from different social milieus, and that for her first novel, Lisa has also cannibalized Ruths experiences, to wit her youthful, shattering affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz. As always, Margulies is literate, intellectually stimulating, and able to create characters of both dramatic and human interest. And he sustains this interest through six scenes covering six years that only briefly leave Ruths cozily messy, book-infested Greenwich Village apartment. Here two worlds clash in age-old, ecumenical dueling, led up to by great mutual emotional investment, and all the more bitter for it.” —NY Magazine.

Collected Stories runs weekends March 31-April 9. Performance times are Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. at Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY 10562.

Tickets can be purchased at https://gojoclanproductions.ticketspice.com/collected-stories

$25 adult, $20 seniors and students.

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GoJo Clan Productions, producer of Collected Stories, is the theatrical production company of Albi Gorn and Robin Anne Joseph.  It presents professional productions of original and published plays at venues throughout the New York metro area. It views theater as a window into the heart and the soul.

Bethany Arts Community, is a space and environment where all forms of art can be learned and expressed. Nurturing the creative process, Bethany welcomes artists, from young to old, and all levels of skill, to explore and create art that the community can engage with. Bethany fosters sharing, connection, and collaboration, in an inclusive culture where people experience the power of art to improve lives and deepen their perceptions and perspectives of the world.

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Robin Joseph
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About Bethany Arts Community Inc

Founded in 2015 by David Lyons, Bethany Arts Community aspires to be a leading center for arts creation, instruction and appreciation. After a period of renovation, Bethany opened its doors in January 2018. We have a 44,000 sq ft facility set on 25 serene acres. Our offerings include children’s and adult instruction, a performance venue, multiple galleries, rehearsal spaces, affordable studio spaces, short-term artist residencies, a public sculpture garden and wooded meditation trail. Bethany will provide the community with a range of accessible arts programs and will attract global artists to our region.