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Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents TIME STANDS STILL

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents TIME STANDS STILL

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Time Stands Still January 23-February 11. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast includes Laura Giknis, Eleanor Handley, Michael Satow, and Danny Vaccaro.

Previews begin Tuesday, January 23 with opening night on Thursday, January 25. Performances run Wednesday through Sunday with a single Tuesday preview until February 11. Tickets start at $33, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel. Tickets are available by visiting or calling the BRT Box Office at 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA.

In Time Stands Still, Sarah and James work together as war correspondents-she's a photographer; he's a writer. When a car bomb injures Sarah, she comes home to recuperate in the loft they share. It's soon clear that she is eager to return to the action, while he's relieved to be away from the terror and bloodshed. Faced with the prospect of leading a normal life, can Sarah confront her addiction to chaos and war? From Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies, this Broadway hit play is a witty, intelligent look at ordinary life through the lens of war.

Susan D. Atkinson (Director) boasts a theatrical career that spans 40 years of directing and producing on both the east and west coasts. She has directed well over 150 plays and musicals in her career, including world and area premieres from such playwrights and composers as Doug Katsoras, Mark St. Germain, Jon Marans, Alan Knee and Larry Gatlin. For BRT, Atkinson recently directed Quartet and last season's productions of Witness for the Prosecution and A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, as well as the smash hit Always...Patsy Cline, Bus Stop, Mountain, An Enemy of the People, Tuesdays with Morrie, Little Shop of Horrors, What A Glorious Feeling and Inherit The Wind, The Good Earth, Wintertime, Irma La Douce, Alive and Well, The Price, 110 in the Shade, A Sunbeam, Inspecting Carol, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Little Night Music, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Holiday, Talley's Folly, Proof, Little Women, A Raw Space and Steel Magnolias. In 1998, Atkinson directed Larry Gatlin's Texas Flyer both here at BRT and at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, Texas.

Laura Giknis (Mandy Bloom) has appeared at BRT last season in Working, and in Little Shop of Horrors which earned her a Barrymore nomination for Best Actress, An Enemy of the People, Steel Magnolias, and Up. Other regional credits include Sister Act, High Society, Hairspray and Grease at the Walnut Street Theatre; Women in Jep at Arden Theatre Company; The Three Musketeers and Fallow at People's Light & Theatre Company; and Reefer Madness and Little Shop of Horrors at 11th Hour Theatre Company.

Eleanor Handley (Sarah Goodwin) is a frequent guest at BRT, having appeared in Witness for the Prosecution and Lost in Yonkers, both of which earned her a Barrymore nomination, as well as in Rumors. She has performed extensively at the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals in leading roles in Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Much Ado about Nothing, The Three Musketeers, Blithe Spirit and Taming of the Shrew. In New York she has starred opposite Austin Pendleton in the premiere of Chuck Mee's Limonade tous les jours, Dominic Chianese in A Christmas Carol and Jill Eikenberry in the New York Times Critic's Pick, Jericho.

Michael Satow (James Dodd) has appeared Off-Broadway in A Better Place, Final Analysis, Hot Season, Look Upon Our Lowliness, Raft of the Medussa, and Blacken The Bubble. Regionally he has been seen at Florida Rep, Florida Studio Theatre, Capital Rep, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. His television appearances include co-starring in Manhattan Love Story and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

Danny Vaccaro (Richard Ehrlich) has been seen at BRT in Man of La Mancha, Rumors, Lost in Yonkers, Tuesdays with Morrie and Little Shop of Horrors. He appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles and starred in the national tour of The Diary of Anne Frank. Regional credits include several productions at Barter Theatre including leading roles in Sweeney Todd, Singin' in the Rain, and The Last Five Years, as well as productions at Goodman Theatre, Fulton Opera House and the Walnut Street Theatre.

Time Stands Still brings together the creative team of BRT veterans designers: Set Designer Jason Simms, Costume Designer Linda Bee Stockton, Lighting Designer Joe Doran, and Sound Designer Brad Ward.

BRT's Mainstage season continues with the Tony Award-winning blockbuster musical The Producers on March 6-April 1 and the farcical period-piece musical Triumph of Love on May 1-20.

Since 1986, BRT has continued to bring critically acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County. The theatre is the recipient of over 68 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by Theatre Philadelphia. Under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker and Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community. In addition to its Mainstage productions, BRT offers four concerts including the holiday tradition An American Christmas Songbook, the new play development series America Rising, and the summer theater arts camp ArtRageous. For information, visit

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