The Guthrie Theater, now in previews for the critically acclaimed play Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, welcomed the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to the final rehearsal and first preview last weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. This marks the first time that a production of Margulies' work has been staged at the Guthrie. Check out the photos of the playwright at rehearsals below!
Under the direction of Guthrie Director Joe Dowling, this powerful and poignant play about the tug-of-war between an exhilarating if dangerous career and the contentment of family life features Sarah Agnew (The 39 Steps, Dollhouse) as photojournalist Sarah Goodwin, Bill McCallum (God of Carnage, Circle Mirror Transformation) as her longtime partner James Dodd, Mark Benninghofen (The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...) and Valeri Mudek (Charley's Aunt, Tiny Kushner) as Sarah's editor and mentor Richard Ehrlich and his young girlfriend Mandy Bloom, respectively.
Donald Margulies has been lauded as one of America's leading playwrights and received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends, which was made into an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO. Because his work ranges from Neil Simon-esque comedy to literary comedy-drama, Margulies is not easy to categorize. Among his many plays are Collected Stories, Brooklyn Boy, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) and The Model Apartment. Time Stands Still premiered in 2010 and has been produced on prestigious stages across the country, receiving numerous award nominations as well as critical praise. Time Stands Still is the first play by Margulies to be staged at the Guthrie Theater.
The artistic team includes Walt Spangler (Set Designer), Christine A. Richardson (Costume Designer), Tom Mays (Lighting Designer), Scott W. Edwards (Sound Designer), Jo Holcomb (Dramaturg), D'Arcy Smith (Voice and Dialect Coach), Marcela Lorca (Movement), Martha Kulig (Stage Manager), Meaghan Rosenberger (Assistant Stage Manager) and Jon Ferguson (Assistant Director).
Time Stands Still opens Friday, April 13 and continues through May 20, 2012, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $24 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.
Photos by T. Charles Erickson.