Joel Zwick Directs TIME STANDS STILL At Lounge Theatre, Opens Sept. 7

Joel Zwick Directs TIME STANDS STILL At Lounge Theatre, Opens Sept. 7

WHAT: Time Stands Still. A play.

WHO: Written by Donald Margulies. Directed by Joel Zwick. Produced by Sami Kolko.

WHERE: The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038.

WHEN: September 7- September 30, 2018. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 3:00.


RESERVATIONS: (800) 838-3006.


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Sarah is a photojournalist for a magazine. James, her boyfriend, is a foreign correspondent. Both have returned home to their apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after suffering traumas during a stint on assignment in Afghanistan. James' wounds are largely emotional. Sarah, however, took a shrapnel hit to the face. Her mobility was also impaired when the vehicle in which she was riding was blown up. Her local guide was killed.

Very much currently in their orbit are their boss Richard (who is also Sarah's long-ago lover) and Richard's new young-and-hot love Mandy.

Sarah loves photography. It enables her an element of control in a world spinning madly. When she snaps the shutter of her camera, Time Stands Still.

James is fine with building a normal life in New York. Sarah clearly relishes the challenge of finding the perfect image, the powerful rush that comes with taking the photo and making time stand still in a dangerous world. Can their relationship survive?

Joel Zwick directs. He is renowned for his work on TV (Full, House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, The Jamie Foxx Show), feature film (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Fat Albert), Broadway (Dance With Me, George Gershwin Alone), and local theater (Hillary and Monica, Serrano, Jamaica Farewell and several collaborations with Hershey Felder, including Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein, Monsieur Chopin and more). Though best known for his work in television, as a young man he spent seven years as the artistic director of New York's La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.

Donald Margulies is the playwright. Time Stands Still was nominated for the Tony Award when it was first produced on Broadway in 2010. Margulies won the Pulitzer Prize for Dinner with Friends. His other Broadway credits include Collected Stories, The Country House, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, What's Wrong With This Picture?

The cast includes Nicole Pacent as Sarah, Jamie Zwick as James, Paul Urcioli as Richard and Kelly Fischer as Mandy.

Stage manager: Debbie Blount. Lighting design: J. Kent Inasy. Set design: Kris Winfield.

"Mr. Margulies's quietly powerful drama illustrates just how much pain and trauma are involved in the everyday business of two people creating a life together, one that accommodates the mistakes of the past, the reality of the present and the changes that the future may bring."---The New York Times

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