Photo Flash: Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL Begins Tonight
Main Street Theater takes on the work of by Donald Margulies for the first time with its production of Time Stands Still, the latest by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. With previews tonight, March 22, 23, and 26, Time Stands Still opens March 27 and runs through April 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The newest play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends and Collected Stories follows a wounded photojournalist and her husband in present day Brooklyn in the aftermath of the war in Iraq. Time Stands Still was a Tony award nominee for Best Play during the 2010 Broadway season. Recommended for audiences 18 and up.
Donald Margulies'' most noted work is Dinner with Friends, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000. In addition to the Pulitzer, Dinner with Friends received an American Theatre Critics' Association New Play Citation, The Dramatists' Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award nomination, and was selected a Burns Mantle Best Play of 1999-2000. In 2001 it was an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO.
Time Stands Still opened on Broadway on January 28, 2010, at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Friedman Theatre for a limited engagement. It resumed performances on September 23, 2010, at the Cort Theatre, where it ran until January 30, 2011; between its two runs, it played a total of 24 previews and 194 performances. The play was nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Play and was selected a Burns Mantle Best Play of 2009-2010.
Margulies' other notable works include Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) (2007),Brooklyn Boy (2004), Sight Unseen (1991) and Collected Stories (1996). Sight Unseen (which won a 1992 Obie Award for Best American Play and the Dramatists' Guild/Hull-Warriner Award) and Collected Stories were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Margulies lives with his wife, Lynn Street, a physician, and their son, Miles, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he is a professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.
Steve Garfinkel is the director. The cast includes Sara Gaston (The Real Thing, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-a*@ Wit of Molly Ivins, Present Laughter), Seán Patrick Judge (Henry V, The Coast of Utopia, The House of the Spirits), Jack Young (Awake and Sing), and Lisa Villegas.
The design team includes Jodi Bobrovsky (set design), Macy Lyne (costume design), Zack Varela (lighting design), Alex Worthington (sound design), and Rodney Walsworth (properties design). Julie Paré is the production stage manager.
Performances are on Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $39 - $20 (previews are $10), depending on date and section, and are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com.
Photo Credit: Forest Photography