This searing drama follows Sarah Goodwin, a globe-trotting photojournalist, who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq after she’s badly injured while covering a story. When her reporter-boyfriend James makes a pitch for domesticity, Sarah must choose between the thrilling but dangerous life she craves and the physically safe but emotionally perilous life she doesn’t quite understand.
This gritty and compelling story from Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies questions whether certain desires and images can ever really be erased.
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Performed with the polish of a splendidly synchronized string quartet.
[Time Stands Still] will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the finest plays of the year.
In Time Stands Still, Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a reporter, have spent the majority of their eight-year relationship dashing between war zones. After unforeseen circumstances hurtle them back home to Brooklyn, the couple uncovers the challenges of establishing a conventional life away from the chaos that brought them together. The idea to explore the complexities of a relationship against the backdrop of global strife came to Donald Margulies gradually, after he found his daily life interrupted frequently with news on the war in Iraq. “Reconciling my life of relative safety and comfort in Connecticut with the horror taking place across the globe bedeviled me,” he says. “I wanted to tackle moral problems of our day, and I wanted to set it not in the war itself but in the familiarity of the homefront.”Read More