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Adaptation of Donald Margulies' play about two writers -- an aging author with a past and her young student, who exploits her mentor's life. A respected short-story writer and teacher in her mid-fifties, Ruth Steiner has carved out a comfortable life for herself in a Greenwich Village apartment that she has occupied for decades. Lisa Morrison is a callow yet talented 26-year-old graduate student and aspiring writer, a child of suburban privilege, when she meets Ruth and offers to become her assistant. Over six years, in as many scenes, "Collected Stories" eavesdrops on Ruth and Lisa as their relationship evolves (from mentor/protegee to loving friends to adversaries) and ultimately disintegrates -- touching on issues of age, artistic license, and betrayal.