Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still NYC Reviews and Tickets

(43 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant

About the Show

New Light Theater Project presents an intimate revival of Donald Margulies’ Tony Award-nominated drama about Sarah, a photo-journalist who returns home after being severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

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Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Slow

See it if I cannot figure out the high ratings, the show was slow moving, bad direction. The actors were little better then community theater actors.

Don't see it if if you like a play that digs deeper then this one. the show has no depth to it. Bad costumes, acting and directing. absolutely horribleshow!

Relevant, Profound, Absorbing, Intelligent, Insightful

See it if Close friends faced with life changing decisions about work & home dive into their conflicting values. Meaty themes & characters.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a play about passionate war journalists. You don’t want to ponder a lot of questions and imperfect relationships.

Critic Reviews (4)

Theater Pizzazz
February 11th, 2018

"New Light Theater Project holds true to the standards of the Little Theater Movement with this revival of 'Time Stands Still'. The truth in each moment in this complicated story reaches heights, soaring just above the life of an average New Yorker. In the listening, the characters find strength. Director Jerry Heymann makes certain that the space is completely inhabited. Every breath matters. Light jazz music...ensures a light mood, through every turn of emotions."
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February 12th, 2018

"This insightfully written, articulate play pits bearing witness against trying to actively help...The company is all very good. Each actor creates distinctive bearing, movement, and speech...Director Jerry Heymann has a keen eye for subtle moments and nuanced timing. He invisibly brackets tension and sarcasm, utilizes watchfulness as often as gesture and approaches the piece without judgment."
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February 13th, 2018

"Audiences who were underwhelmed by the original production will discover new relevance, rawness, and humor the New Light Theater's heartfelt revival...The script goes to both painful and tenderly funny places as these intelligent, troubled characters navigate the intersection of personal and polemical...Nagrant movingly captures Sarah's battered idealism...Equally compelling, Long embodies James's disillusion and resilience...They receive ample support from the supporting cast."
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February 13th, 2018

"Under the capable direction of Jerry Heymann and the first-rate set design of Brian Dudkiewicz, the interior life of the narrative is compelling...Nagrant and Long establish a lived authenticity and love between these two characters, which exists alongside the heaviness of the trauma they have survived, both individually and as a couple...An impressive staging of one of Margulies’ finest and most thought-provoking dramas."
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