Time Stands Still (Ego Actus)
Time Stands Still (Ego Actus)

Time Stands Still (Ego Actus) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(32 Ratings)
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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent

About the Show

Set in Brooklyn, this contemporary drama revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering a war in Syria after being injured by a roadside bomb.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (32)

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254 Reviews | 85 Followers
Standing ovation

See it if Superb acting, master playwright. Extravagant set for off off Broadway.

Don't see it if Inconvenient venue. House manager constantly solicits donations for each show. Read more

156 Reviews | 60 Followers
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a well-crafted play​, excellent acting and masterful direction by Joan Kane. A truly Broadway set and show in a downtown theater!

Don't see it if if you only like Broadway musicals.

66 Reviews | 15 Followers
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if like plays that delve into human conflict and with slice of life drama.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained with easy subject matter or final answers about everything.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a play about how people cope with a traumatic experience and how it impacts relationships.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a great play in a great space performed by a great cast about a traumatic experience and how they handle it. Read more

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, thought-provoking, entertaining

See it if You liked Dinner With Friends, clear explorations of relationships, good and bad, delving into values and morality, intimate theater

Don't see it if You are looking for Boffo, Socko,don't like straightforward plays with humor and moments that provoke thinking; don't enjoy actors up-close Read more

145 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a fully staged, fully realized story with committed actors

Don't see it if You want a light hearted musical. If you don't like dramas where the characters make tough choices

117 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a brilliantly-acted, though-provoking, character-driven piece that explores all sides of a tough situation

Don't see it if you only like musicals

222 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are interested in relationships and how people outgrow one another or grow into one another. If you are interested in large issues.

Don't see it if You want comedy or music or trivial entertainment. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

Theater In The Now
March 15th, 2018

"A thoughtful revival...This play is more than a play. It speaks of films and ideas and asks why people want to have certain jobs and read (or don't read the news). As the truth is slowly revealed, we see characters struggling to hold in more information than they care to share. All of this is a triumph for director Joan Kane...The theater is a great place to examine the comic side of the generation gap, especially in relationships."
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On Stage Blog
March 17th, 2018

"Under the direction of Joan Kane, the play is staged wonderfully and leaves the audience engaged throughout all the humorous moments of the play, as well as the more emotional ones...The cast of this show does an overall solid job at bringing these characters to life...This was a very well-produced revival of a very well-written play, which is easily one of the better plays I’ve reviewed that revolve around themes of love and romance."
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A Seat on the Aisle
March 12th, 2018

"'Time Stands Still' is an insightful and incisive exploration of the changes that occur in people’s lives...It is also a thought-provoking commentary on the ethical considerations which might enter into one’s choosing to photograph an injured or dying child rather than coming to the assistance of the child. The four actors are all outstanding, each in his or her own way."
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March 29th, 2018

"What makes Margulies's masterful 'Time Stands Still' so unique is that, while it incorporates all the necessary dramatic elements, the play never relies on them to tell the story...Avoids many clichéd tropes...Top-notch acting and chemistry between the actors also brings to life the underlying demons the characters face. And while the play occasionally meanders, it is ultimately a treat to watch as characters come to life...Seeing this play is worthy of your time."
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