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The Collector

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Members say: Great acting, Riveting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing

About the show

Nine Theatricals / Roebuck Theatrical presents a stage adaptation of John Fowles' novel, about a disturbed lottery winner who kidnaps the object of his affection. More…

When repressed introvert Frederick Clegg wins a fortune in the lottery, he uses his winnings to purchase a large remote country house. Fueled by his obsession with beautiful and privileged art student Miranda Grey, Clegg's behavior soon takes a sinister turn as he abducts and imprisons her in his cellar amid his butterfly collection.

Member Reviews (10)


Great acting, Riveting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing
Avg Score

Disturbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to be drawn into a sickening psychological battle with unexpected twists and turns. A terrifying experience.

Don't see it if This is a deep play but very dark. It left me spiritually drained. The characters are unforgettable.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a dark psychological drama, suspense, a show building to a climax

Don't see it if don't enjoy a psychological thriller, are offended by profanity and sexual scenes, prefer happy endings.

Also Great show, great acting, keeps you rooting for the victim and hoping ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if Well-acted and staged, captures the mind-set of a predator who regards the female as an object; terrifying in view of the coming election

Don't see it if you as man or woman have ever been abused psychologically

Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you can think outside the box

Don't see it if you cant think outside the box

Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you want to see a show full of suspense and two terrific entralling characters.

Don't see it if you despise crime shows or thrillers.


See it if "Matt de Rogatis plays Clegg, a bland but ultimately chilling sociopath, with shrewdness"

Don't see it if You don't like small, intense stories

During previews
Terrifying, Outstanding acting, Outstanding direction, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to see the most powerful, mesmerizing play in town ! A black box theatre with just 3 rows of seats, you are in the action ! See it

Don't see it if You can't deal with situations of certain violence. This play will positively make you feel claustrophobic as it does the fine actress in it

Also I hope every show score member will see this brand new spectacular pla... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Intense

See it if you like to literally be "in" the show; the tight setting makes this intense show even more so. We feel the claustrophobia and terror.

Don't see it if you are claustrophobic; you abhor violence and sexual tension; you only like musicals; psychotics scare you to death.

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Intense

See it if you want to be riveted for two hours by two excellent actors; you enjoy psychological type drama

Don't see it if you don't like being very close to the actors; you can't handle sexual themes

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Intense

See it if like psychological thrillers, captivity and terror. Because it's such a small room you feel less like an observer-more like your part of it.

Don't see it if you don't like kidnapping and the terror it engenders, or if abuse and confinement are not tolerable.

November 4th, 2016
"Excellent staging by director, Lisa Milinazzo...De Rogatis' excellent portrayal of Frederick Clegg is unsettling especially when the character discusses his twisted logic. Geurts is outstanding as Emily, who uses every conceivable coping mechanism to deal with her horrific situation...'The Colle...
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November 4th, 2016
"Ends up being little more than a B thriller with a notably sour tang and a tragic ending that makes the entire enterprise into something of an ordeal for the audience. This is nothing against the hardworking cast of two...Overall, director Lisa Milinazzo's handling of the actors is one of the pr...
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November 1st, 2016
"Once the deed is done, once the line is crossed, how can there be any turning back? That's the question being raised and also the underlying problem with the unrelentingly creepy production...This is no Gothic romance like 'Phantom of the Opera'...Instead, it is an unwavering and consistently bl...
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November 2nd, 2016
"Despite excellent performances, this stage version of 'The Collector' is essentially two verbose and wearying hours...Geurts and de Rogatis have a great offbeat chemistry together that goes far in realizing this difficult material...Director Lisa Milizanno’s staging is as resourceful as possible...
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