Collected Stories

by Donald Margulies

Two women take the stage for this dramatic play about a teacher and her student protégée, 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) 


Ticket Information

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
20’s-30’s Thursdays Rate – For anyone 20 - 39; use code 2030.
Student Rush Rate – $12 student tickets at the door; must show valid student ID.
Special Group Rate – For groups of 10 and over. Contact us at 651-647-4315.

Meet the Artists

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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

 Jennie Ward Director

Jennie Ward

 Michael hoover SCENIC DESIGN

Michael hoover



 C. Webster Marsh Lighting Design

C. Webster Marsh Lighting Design

 Anita Kelling Sound Design

Anita Kelling
Sound Design

 Robert J. Smith Properties Design

Robert J. Smith
Properties Design

 Matthew Meeks Stage Manager

Matthew Meeks
Stage Manager

 Donald Margulies Playwright

Donald Margulies Playwright


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.