I saw “Time Stands Still” today and it was one of those experiences where I can’t help but think, how lucky am I to live so close to NYC?! Don’t you love when that happens, when you have a completely fulfilling theatre experience where everything just worked? The acting, directing, script, lighting, all of it. The story revolves around a photographer (played by Laura Linney) badly injured in Iraq and her reporter boyfriend (played by Brian d’Arcy James), who’s trying to establish a bit of normalcy with her as she recovers from her wounds. Their good friends, played by Eric Bogosian and Alicia Silverstone, try to help them with the process and teach them a thing or two along the way. Written by Donald Margulies, it touches on trauma and after-shock, marriage, fertility and the exploitative use of art. Daniel Sullivan’s direction is right on the mark. The actors are all superb, but especially Laura Linney who I have seen in several others Broadway plays including “The Crucible” and “Uncle Vanya”. The wounds on her face reflect how she is feeling on the inside. Her words come out, dripping with pain and realism. It was really interesting to learn about the lives of two people living for human justice by documenting people’s pain around the world, and the effect it has on them.
Broadway’s ‘Time Stands Still’
January 30, 2010 by Leave a Comment