Collected Stories

by Donald Margulies

Two women take the stage for this dramatic play about a teacher and her student protégé, kicking off Women's History Month this March. Jennie Ward will make her MJTC directorial debut.

Ruth Steiner is a respected author in the autumn of her career when she hires Lisa, a graduate student, to be her assistant. Under Ruth's mentorship, Lisa's talent is unleashed, but when Lisa writes a novel based upon her teacher's past, their friendship explodes with questions about intellectual property and the ownership of experiences. This gem of a play, by one of today's most admired playwrights, displays "tangled connections between creativity and ideology...thick with ideas like a stockpot of good stew." (Village Voice)

February 24 - March 18, 2018
Wednesdays at 7:30 p. m. - $23
Thursdays at 7:30 p. m. - $25
Saturdays at 8:00 p. m. - $38
Sundays at 1:00 p. m. - $30
Sunday, February 25th at 7:00 p. m. - $25
20’s-30’s Thursdays Rate – For anyone 20 - 39; use the promotional code 2030 when ordering.
Student Rush Rate – $12 tickets for students at the door; must show a valid student ID.
Special Group Rate – For groups of 10 and over. Contact the box office for more details.

Meet the Artists

The Cast

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Ashley Rose Montondo (Lisa Morrison) is thrilled to be making her Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company debut! Other theater credits include performances at the Guthrie Theater, 7th House Theater, Yellow Tree Theatre, Gremlin Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Red Eye Theater, and the Playwrights’ Center. Ashley’s training includes University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program and South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

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Maggie Bearmon Pistner (Ruth Steiner) has previously appeared in MJTC's Aunt Raini, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Jericho, The History of Invulnerability, and Our Class. Maggie has performed with many Twin Cities theater companies including Jungle Theater, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Gremlin Theatre, Theatre Unbound, Theatre Pro Rata, Red Eye Theater, Playwrights’ Center, Park Square Theatre, and Artistry.  She is a voice-over and commercial talent with NUTS, ltd.  


Production Artists

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Jennie Ward (Director) earned her MFA in Directing from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training (Harvard University). Locally, Jennie has taught, directed, and assisted with the Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, Playwrights’ Center, St. Croix Festival Theater, University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Acting Conservatory, Hamline University, and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts. Jennie is the current Managing Director at the Center For Performing Arts in Minneapolis.


Individual Producers

Sue Albrecht*, Martha Hauser Baxter,
Doreen Frankel and Jake Hurwitz, 
Colleen Kay Watson* and Mary McDougall*

*In memory of Nancy Desmond


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.