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Collected Stories by Donald Margulies

September 30, 2022 @ 7:00 am - October 8, 2022 @ 2:00 am PDT

DramaDogs, A Theater Company presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies

Directed by Ken Gilbert
Featuring Felicia Hall & E. Bonnie Lewis

Ruth Steiner (E. Bonnie Lewis), a professor and lauded writer of short stories, hires graduate student Lisa Morrison (Felicia Hall) to be her assistant. Lisa, also a writer, thrives in her new role and becomes Ruth’s protégé—then her rival upon the release of her first novel, which is (unknown to Ruth) based on Ruth’s life. In Collected Stories, the complicated issue of story ownership is at the fore. This intelligent and engaging play by Donald Margulies asks questions about consent, appropriation, and the ethics of taking artistic license.

“[Collected Stories] digs into its engaging tale of aesthetics and ethics with intelligence and sharp, literate humor….Mr. Margulies has found fertile material in the struggles of the creative classes to reconcile the demands of ambition with the exigencies of life.” –New York Times

“This provocative piece of theater serves as a timely reminder that we are defined by our feelings and memories — and such precious thoughts are sacred.” –Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

Learn more about DramaDogs here: www.dramadogs.org

Performance Dates and Times:

September 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8 @ 7:00 PM

October 1, 2, & 8 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets: General Admission $25.00 / Students: $20.00, Pay What You Want: $10 Suggested.

Available for the performances on Sunday, 10/2 at 2:00 PM & Friday, 10/7 at 7:00 PM only.

“Pay What You Want” tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office or by calling 805-963-0408. (Not available online)

***All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.***

All seating is general admission unless otherwise noted. For all performances, there is no late seating once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

There are no social distancing requirements in place for seating. There are no vaccine or testing requirements at this time. Masks are encouraged but not required. We are continuing our mitigation efforts. The HVAC system for the theater is set to bring in 100% fresh air, we are using CDC-recommended MERV-13 filters, the air is turned over 7.35 times an hour, and we also have portable HEPA air purifiers, and our generous use of hand sanitizer. (thank you to the Santa Barbara Foundation!) All of our staff are fully vaccinated, and performers are either vaccinated or tested negative before performing.

You can use either e-tickets, print-at-home tickets, or request Will Call tickets to be waiting for you at the Box Office. If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Teri Ball at info@centerstagetheater.org.

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported us through this prolonged intermission. We would not still be here without your support.


September 30, 2022 @ 7:00 am PDT
October 8, 2022 @ 2:00 am PDT


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