Time Stands Still (Ego Actus)
East Village

Time Stands Still (Ego Actus) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(32 Reviews)
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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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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Well-constructed, Conventional

See it if you’re interested in the ethics of making art out of human tragedies, or examining up close the minute psychic shifts of a couple in crisis.

Don't see it if you want your theater to feel totally new, or if descriptions of what happens to bodies in contemporary warfare make you queasy. Read more

Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to be a first-hand witness to human interaction among four talented actors on a topics that ripple through our lives today.

Don't see it if you cannot stand the pain or the desires of those different than your own or if the topic of war photography and reporting are not for you.

Critic Reviews (4)

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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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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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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