Time Stands Still

April 07 - May 20, 2012 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

"When I look through that little rectangle ... Time stops. It just ... All the noise around me ... Everything cuts out. And all I see ... is the picture."
~ Sarah Goodwin, Time Stands Still

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies comes a moving and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis and the ties of friendship. After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between her exhilarating career and the contentment of family life. Returning home into the care of her long-time lover James, Sarah's caught off guard by his desire for family and by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy.

From New York to Los Angeles and Boston to Charleston, critics and audiences can't stop talking about Time Stands Still, calling it "compelling," "engrossing" and as "timely as today's headlines." Don't miss your chance to see this theatrical phenomenon at the Guthrie.

This production contains strong language and mature themes. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes including one intermission.


               Sarah Goodwin
Sarah Agnew
James Dodd
Bill McCallum
Richard Ehrlich
Mark Benninghofen
Mandy Bloom
Valeri Mudek

Artistic Staff

Joe Dowling
Set Designer
Walt Spangler
Costume Designer
Christine A. Richardson
Lighting Designer
Tom Mays
Sound Designer
Scott W. Edwards
Jo Holcomb
Voice and Dialect Coach
D'Arcy Smith
Marcela Lorca
Stage Manager
Martha Kulig
Assistant Stage Manager
Meaghan Rosenberger
Assistant Director
Jon Ferguson


Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Time Stands Still at the Guthrie Theater
Photos by T. Charles Erickson





VIDEO: KARE 11: Pat Evans interviews Time Stands Still's Valeri Mudek and Mark Benninghofen
VIDEO: KARE 11: Bill McCallum talks with Diana Pierce about Time Stands Still.
VIDEO: KARE 11: Valeri Mudek and Mark Benninghofen talk with Eric Perkins about Time Stands Still.
VIDEO: WCCO-TV: Angela Davis interviews Time Stands Still's Sarah Agnew.

VIDEO: Time Stands Still was a hit on Broadway, where it received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 2010, and is now playing in cities across the country, from Arizona to D.C. Watch audience reactions from Steppenwolf Theatre's production in Chicago.
VIDEO: Playwright Donald Margulies discusses how he came to write Time Stands Still in this Manhattan Theatre Club talkback (part one and part two) hosted by More magazine and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

VIDEO: Margulies talks about Time Stands Still in this New York Times audio slide show titled "I'm Taking Their Picture."


Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater Welcomes Time Stands Still Playwright Donald Margulies.


Minnpost: Sarah Agnew reflects on her role in "Time Stands Still."


National Public Radio's Caitlin Shetterly talks to Donald Margulies for a piece about the play on "All Things Considered."
Listen to an in-studio conversation with Margulies and photojournalist Carolyn Cole on Chicago public radio station WBEZ.



City Pages: "Time Stands Still Connects Actors to Reality of War."
Minnesota Monthly
: "Love, War, and What Happens When the Two Collide." Actor Bill McCallum discusses Time Stands Still and its contemporary relevance. 
Star Tribune: "Using Chekhov's Tools: Playwright Donald Margulies uses the ruminations of four people as a portal into the way we make life choices."
Newsweek Q&A: Margulies talks about the play and how war correspondents are affected by the conflicts they cover.


StarTribune: "Which wins out: Joy or pain, beauty or suffering"
Minnesota Monthly
: "One of the most intimate and impactful works done on the McGuire Proscenium Stage."

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