New Light Theater Project presents
TIME STANDS STILL
by Donald Margulies
directed by Jerry Heymann
At 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, February 8, 2018 through February 24, 2018. Press opening is Sunday, February 11 at 3:00.
Sarah, a photo-journalist, has just returned from covering the Iraq war after being severely injured by a roadside bomb. Her reporter boyfriend James is swamped by guilt for leaving Sarah alone in Iraq just two weeks before she was nearly killed. When they receive a visit from their friend Richard, Sarah’s mentor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy, Sarah and James find their relationship tested.
Called “Margulies’s finest play since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends” by the New York Times, TIME STANDS STILL is about two battle-scarred journalists faced with the prospect of living a conventional life.
The cast features Assol Abdullina (Home/Range with The Anthropologists); Ross DeGraw (Honor Bound at St. Lukes Theatre); John Long (The Three Musketeers at Syracuse Stage); and Nancy Nagrant (Shakespeare’s Slave by Steven Fechter at the Clurman).
The design team includes Brian Dudkiewicz (scenic design); Ali Hall (lighting design); Ashleigh Poteat (costume design); Andy Cohen (sound design); and Stephanie Gonzalez (prop design). The production stage manager is Kelsy Durkin. The assistant stage manager is Lindsey Hurley. The technical director is ToniAnne DiFilippo.
Donald Margulies (playwright) is an American playwright and a professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University. In 2000, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Dinner with Friends. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He was playwright-in-residence at the Sundance Playwrights Conference for three summers; Collected Stories was developed there, as was an early version of Sight Unseen. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Jerry Heymann (director) is an award-winning director. Select credits include: Call Me Charlie with Danny DeVito (La Mama), My Daddy’s Serious American Gift (Tiffany Theatre in LA), A Country For Old Men (American Stage Company), Three (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Demeter’s Lost Daughter (St. Clement’s Theatre). He holds a PhD and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a proud member of SSDC. For NLTP: Sight Unseen, Arthur and Esther, and No One Loves Us Here.
Founded by Sarah Norris and Michael Aguirre, New Light Theater Project (NLTP) is an ensemble-driven theater company that strives to capture the Little Theater Movement (artistry over commerce; producing new and classic works) in the NYC indie theater community. To accomplish this, NLTP places the ensemble at the center of the process, where all members, regardless of artistic role, bear weight and voice to the stories selected to tell. NLTP devises and develops new work, brings classical texts and revivals to life, and creates a spirit of community for all theatrical collaborations. NLTP illuminates other artists and companies through a network of shared resources, such as The Darkroom Series, while cultivating theatrical partnerships around the world. For more information, visit newlighttheaterproject.com.