Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep

As a seasoned photo journalist, Sarah Goodwin has made her living looking through a lens, freezing moments of heartache, horror and humanity in the war-torn corners of the globe. She and her long-time partner, combat reporter James Dodd, have always shared a deep commitment to their work.

So when a roadside bomb in Iraq sends her home to New York for months of painful recovery, both are reeling from the trauma. In witty, engaging conversation, the couple gingerly explores this new direction their lives have taken, not sure what it’s revealing. Can they recover from the wounds and adjust to a more conventional life? And should they?

Those are among the core questions explored in Pulitzer-Prize winning author Donald Margulies’s highly acclaimed new drama, TIME STANDS STILL. Sierra Rep is proud to bring this provocative new play to its East Sonora stage now through October 28th.

Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

As Sarah and James struggle to bring their relationship and their careers back into focus, fissures emerge. When their old friend and editor arrives with his new young girlfriend, the contrasts are stark for everyone in the rooM. Scott Gilbert, formerly artistic director at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and The Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City, is guest directing the compelling story with a dynamic, powerful cast.

Los Angeles actor Stasha Surdyke is Sarah and New Yorker Joe Gately is her partner, James. Both are accomplished professional actors with years of stage and screen credits. Surdyke just finished leading roles at the Laguna Playhouse and produced and starred in an award-winning production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives in Burbank. Gately’s recent regional productions range from Daddy Warbucks in Annie to the historical drama Triangle Shirt Fire to the drama God of Carnage.

Playing their long-time friend Richard and his new fiancé, Mandy, are long-time SRT Company Actor Ty Smith and newcomer Lindsey Graham of Los Angeles.

Gilbert will be working with SRT’s resident production team to bring the story to life. SRT Producing Director Dennis Jones is the show’s scenic designer. He will be joined by Lighting Designer Christopher Van Tuyl, Costume Designer Bina Bieker, property master Mercy Sharpe and Stage Manager Lia Metz.

TIME STANDS STILL opens Friday, October 5 at the East Sonora Theatre and runs through Sunday, October 28th. Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7 p.m., Saturday evening shows begin at 8 pm, and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. There is a Thursday talk back with cast, crew and designers on Thursday, October 18th immediately following the show. Friday nights will also feature wine tasting with selected local wineries.

Tickets for performances are $24-$30 depending on the performance day, with discounts available for students, seniors and groups. For more information or reservations, call Sierra Rep’s box office at (209) 532-3120 or visit Sierra Rep at www.sierrarep.org.

This show is rated R for language and mature themes.

Photo Credit: Rich Miller Photography

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Lindsey Graham and Ty Smith

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Joe Gately and Ty Smith

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke, Ty Smith, Lindsey Graham, Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke, Joe Gately, Lindsey Graham, Ty Smith

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Lindsey Graham

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Joe Gately, Ty Smith, Stasha Surdyke, Lindsey Graham

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
 Joe Gately and Stasha Surdyke

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Ty Smith and Lindsey Graham

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Lindsey Graham

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Lindsey Graham and Ty Smith

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke, Ty Smith, Lindsey Graham, Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep
Stasha Surdyke and Joe Gately

Photo Flash: First Look at TIME STANDS STILL at Sierra Rep




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