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‘Collected Stories’ at 2nd Story

‘Collected Stories’ at 2nd Story

2nd Story opens the New Year with “Collected Stories”, Donald Margulies’ provocative, intellectually stimulating work that re-examines the age-old conflict between the established artist and the idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a rival. Directed by Mark Peckham, “Collected Stories” features Lynne Collinson (pictured) as prominent short-story

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‘Eleemosynary’ at 2nd Story

Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl’s determination to win a national spelling bee.  But it also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother. Sharon Carpentier, Valerie Westgate and Isabel O’Donnell (l-r) are featured in “Eleemosynary” by Lee Blessing, performing DownStage at

Credit: Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Simply Phenomenal: a tribute to Maya Angelou

2nd Story Theatre welcomes the talented artists of Pawtucket’s Mixed Magic Theatre to Warren for this one-night only special event, featuring the poetry, inspirations, music and images that celebrate the life of an American icon. Conceived and directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, shown here in 2nd Story’s 2013 production of “The Exonerated”. WHERE: 2nd Story Theatre/DownStage,

Photo by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Warren’s got ‘Hay Fever’

Joanne Fayan (of Warren) plays eccentric actress Judith Bliss in Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” UpStage at 2nd Story Theatre, Warren. A bohemian actress, her writer husband, and their two eccentric children each invite a friend to the family summer home where the hosts proceed to foist each guest off on a different family member, with alarming