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. More…
Once home, Sarah's reporter boyfriend James is swamped by guilt about leaving her alone in Iraq. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new, much younger girlfriend Mandy. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James's prospects at a more conventional life.
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
See it if Drama lovers delight as contemporary master gets it right. Strong primary pair. Nagrant easily carries show. Ensemble runs like Swiss watch.
Don't see it if Off off Bway lacks amenities. Low maintenance audiences fare best. It's really all about the play.
See it if you want to see great acting in a great play in an intimate theater about the roles of people in crisis situations .One of Donald M's best
Don't see it if also a convenient location near F station.. .. only neg. is such a short run.
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.
See it if you like intimate productions with a strong cast. Bonus: really effective designs for such a historic theater space.
Don't see it if you like musicals or lighter material.
See it if you want an eye opening portrayal of the journalistic experience in war torn areas
Don't see it if you don't like relationship dramas ir are adverse to discussions of current US military actions
See it if You like Great acting in an intimate setting. I saw it on Broadway and liked it no less the second time. Smart writing Relevant subjects
Don't see it if You don’t like plays about choices and consequences
See it if One of the many sides of war that never gets enough attention. Brilliant script raising fascinating questions
Don't see it if Slight awkward vibe between the cast that doesn’t hinder much except the character Mandy may feel too out of place for some
See it if ...you enjoy well acted thought-provoking dramas that'll more than just ordinary domestic stories.
Don't see it if NOTE: This actually is at the wonderful THEATER FOR A NEW CITY until March 25, 2018.
See it if you enjoy in depth character study and analyzing the complexities of relationships. Not a lot of action but riveting dialog.
Don't see it if you want a musical or a comedy, or you don't like a small venue.
See it if You are intrigued by the complexity of modern relationships. You don't mind visiting quirky, hole-in-the-wall theaters.
Don't see it if You're into fantasy and elaborate staging and costumes. You only like musicals.
See it if you'll enjoy a well acted revival about loving someone who wants something different from life than you do & trying hard to make it work.
Don't see it if you're looking for a "big" production, prefer comedy or musicals; you've seen enough plays about dysfunctional couples.
See it if you like iinsights into complex human relationships, struggles with morality and people dealing with how to find satisfaction in their lives
Don't see it if favor "light" humorous plays rather than ones that seriously explore how humans cope with the difficulties of life in our current society.
See it if you like a well acted, relevant play that is thought provoking. This covers contemporary issues and is well acted.
Don't see it if You prefer light comedic or musical shows.
See it if You appreciate thought piece on how witnessing war affects your psyche, relationships and coping with life and career. second couple adds
Don't see it if You’re expecting all moral questions to be answered. Brings up issues of what your responsibilities are when you witness atrocities.
See it if You are interested in how a catastrophic event resonates in the lives of those touched by it.
Don't see it if Don't care to think about the philosophical questions of war and the moral obligations of those who report on it.
See it if You enjoy entertaining revivals reinterpreted in a smaller setting with decent actors making the show still relevant
Don't see it if You don’t like small productions or revivals, you only like amazing acting, or a lead who overacts a little would annoy you
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