Next in line, opening early January, Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories
.Another perfect DownStage play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of Dinner With Friends
This terrific two-hander pits together an established writer and an up-and-coming protégée who becomes a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a threatening rival. It’s one of those iconic themes (think All About Eve) that vividly resurfaces in this provocative, literate, gripping and intellectually stimulating work.
I love finding plays that fit actors to a T. And this one is a two T-er.
Lynne Collinson last appeared onstage here in one of the most memorable roles in our history when she tore up the place as the domineering, pill-popping mother in August Osage County.
And the multi-talented natural, Gabby Sherba, who hasn’t appeared onstage here since playing the title role in Sabrina Fair.
Two powerhouse actors taking on two killer roles.
We might have to shore up the DownStage I-beams before it opens.
Hot, hot stuff, for sure.
I don’t about you, but I can’t wait.
So that’s #3. #4 hits your inbox tomorrow.