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Time Stands Still (Ego Actus)

From 32 member reviews
Members say: 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. More…

Sarah's reporter boyfriend James is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone there. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new girlfriend Mandy, who is much younger than him. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James's prospects at a more conventional life.


Member Reviews (32)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent
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Avg Score

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if enjoy shows with day to day life/relationship conflict plots. Great staging and thought provoking plot.

Don't see it if you may be sensitive to war/combat injury plot. Don't see if you don't enjoy plots regarding relationship hardship.

80
Funny, Slow, Overrated, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like romantic dramas and some good acting and direction. A fun night out. Malcolm Stephenson and Connie Castanzo are brilliant.

Don't see it if You're expecting something deep and thought provoking. The two leads aren't stellar.

Also Joan Kane's direction is great!

99
Absorbing, Relevant, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like topical plays, solid acting performances, relationship dramas, tough questions

Don't see it if You gravitate toward musicals, farce, slapstick comedies

Also The cast is incredible. Maggie Alexander and Timothy Weinert as the le... Read more Read less

88
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like relevant theater with a great cast telling the story.

Don't see it if You want something light and fun. Or if talking graphically about war makes you uncomfortable

Also Very well done. Loved the use of photographs.

95
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like realistic dramas with strong female characters and/or are interested in topics of war journalism

Don't see it if You don’t like character driven plot lines

Also Acting ensemble was excellent and all had great chemistry. The lead ac... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Must see

See it if You're interested in complex relationships and a topical backdrop

Don't see it if Youre looking for something overly light hearted

98
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Must see, Great acting

See it if You like layered story lines that are thought provoking and personal. You really feel for the characters and take home a new perspective.

Don't see it if You are looking for light hearted comedy. It's about very real passions and human issues.


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 ...
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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-produ...
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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 o...
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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 d...
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