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Time Stands Still
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Steve Garfinkel

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Previews
March 22 at 8:00pm
March 23 at 3:00pm
March 26 at 7:30pm

Performances
March 27 - April 19, 2014

Thursdays - 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Call 713-524-6706 for Tickets
For groups of 10 or more, please call Andrew Ruthven, Director of Audience Services, at 713-524-3622 x102

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. A Tony nominee for Best Play during the 2010 Broadway season. "’What I tried to do with this play,’ Donald Margulies says, ‘is capture a sense of the way we live now, to dramatize the things that thinking, feeling, moral people are thinking about and struggle with — the issues of how to be a citizen of the world, how to show compassion, how to be involved, how to be true to yourself and your immediate loved ones.’" (Playbill.com)

“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.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Recommended for audiences 18 and up due to adult language, mature situations and depiction of smoking. A cigarette will be lit briefly onstage during the performance.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

Part of the Art Events for Time Stands Still

First Read-through: March 3 at 7pm at MST - Chelsea Market. RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com by February 28. Have a glass of wine, and listen in as director Steve Garfinkel shares his thoughts on the play, the designers show their production concepts, and the actors read the script and discuss the play. Immediately after the read-through, Houston Public Media's Andrew Schneider will lead a discussion with the artists and the audience and share his experiences and insight from his time as a war correspondent in Afghanistan.
This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is required by February 28. RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com.

Stumble-through: March 12 at 7pm at MST - Rice Village. Watch the first, rough run-through of the play in rehearsal. $40 per person. To purchase, call 713-524-6706. 14 spots available.

Mimosas & a [Costume] Parade: March 16 at 11am at MST - Rice Village. Have a mimosa, and watch the Costume Parade, where Macy Lyne, the costume designer, shows the director what she has for each actor to wear and with the actors in these costumes. See what works, what doesn't, what thought-process goes into this aspect of the production. Approx. 45 minutes. $20 per person.

Free Opening Night Pre-show Discussion with the Designers: March 27 at 6:45pm at MST - Rice Village. A 15-20 minute discussion with the show's designers about their process. What intrigued them about this play? Did things change for them along the way? Their favorite prop/costume/part of the set/sound cue/lighting moment? Included in ticket price; no RSVP required.

After-parties (following Friday and Saturday night shows): beginning March 29. Enjoy a free drink with the cast after the show! Included in ticket price; no RSVP required.

Post-show Discussions:

Following the matinee on April 6: Panel Discussion with Special Guests:
The Rev. Howard Castleberry, Pulitzer Prize nominated photojournalist
Art Rascon, Emmy award winning reporter, ABC-13 KTRK
Andrew Schneider, Business Reporter, Houston Public Media

Following the matinee on April 13: Artist Talkback with Special Guests:
Will Michels, Photographer, Co-Curator of the WAR / PHOTOGRAPHY Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jill Wanner, clinical psychologist who works with OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans
Be part of - or just listen to! - a discussion with the artists from Time Stands Still.

No RSVP required; even if you have tickets for a different day, everyone is welcome at these discussions.

Press

Sober issues drive plot of 'Time Stands Still' - Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, April 7, 2014

'Time Stands Still' (review): Focusing on the choices we make - Brandy Hickey, Examiner, March 28, 2014

Time Stands Still Shows Us a Postwar Mid-life Crisis - Jim J. Tommaney, Houston Press, March 28, 2014

Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL is Interesting, but Needs Clear Focus - David Clarke, BroadwayWorld, March 28, 2014

Destinations: "Time Stands Still" - Paul Sidello, Southwest-Village News (pg. 4), April 1, 2014

Review: Time Stands Still Examines Fallout From Iraq War - Michael Hardy, Houstonia, April 1, 2014

Interviews with the Artists

The Couple at the Center of Time Stands Still at Main Street Theater Explores War and Peace - Margaret Downing, Houston Press, March 18, 2014

War comes with a heavy price in 'Time' - Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, March 21, 2014

CAPTURING LIFE CAPTURES OURSELVES - Holly Beretto, Arts+Culture Texas, March 30, 2014

 

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