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Collected Stories (Langland Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

A story about friendship, ambition, betrayal and fiction as writing student Lisa Morrison becomes the protégé of her hero, short story author Ruth Steiner. The play follows their changing relationship over a period of six years as Lisa becomes a successful author. Despite being billed as an award winning show, the script’s ending left me feeling dissatisfied. I was unable to feel moved for either character, as their motivations aren’t developed enough and they lacked depth beyond surface level. This aside, it is an honest, intimate and thought-provoking piece. It questions how we deal with the success of others and the morality of using someone else’s life events as stimulus for a work of fiction.

New Town Theatre, until 25 Aug (not 05, 12, 19), 3.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Anita Magee]