Brian d'Arcy James & Laura Linney in 'Time Stands Still'
January 28, 2010
March 27, 2010
The play centers on the relationship of a war correspondent and photographer and explores questions of responsibility—to oneself, loved ones, community and beyond. The couple has been together for nine years and shares a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous pair confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.
Time Stands Still is based on the playwright’s imagination. Though not overtly a political play, the Iraq war serves as an inextricable background for this piece. The playwright has stated, “I don’t write political plays and yet because my plays are about people’s relationship to the world, they are intrinsically political. But they are not conforming to an agenda that is political. I try to show truthful aspects of human nature and human behavior. I’ve done my best to try to dispel the notion that this is an ‘Iraq play’ because I don’t view it that way at all.”
The play premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in February 2009.
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Nelle Nugent/ Wendy Federman
Other Honors for this Production:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Play
The production, which had a limited engagement on Broadway from January to March, will return in the fall with film star Christina Ricci making her Broadway debut in the role previously played by Alicia Silverstone and the rest of the cast (Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James and Eric Bogosian) intact.