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.

Synopsis

After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug of war between her career and the quiet of domestic life. Returning home into the care of her long-time lover, James, Sarah’s caught off-guard by James’ desire for family and by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend, Mandy.

In a script The New York Times says “crackles with bright wit and intelligence,” this Broadway-hit play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies is a witty, intelligent look at what happens when ordinary life is refracted through the lens of war.

Watch & Listen

  1. Playwright Donald Margulies on Time Stands Still

    Playwright Donald Margulies on Time Stands Still

  2. Time stands Still Set Tour

    Time stands Still Set Tour

  3. Time Stands Still Teaser

    Time Stands Still Teaser

  4. The Audience Responds to Time Stands Still

    The Audience Responds to Time Stands Still

  5. Time Stands Still in Production

    Time Stands Still in Production

  6. Time Stands Still in Rehearsal

    Time Stands Still in Rehearsal

  7. Austin Pendleton directs Time Stands Still

    Austin Pendleton directs Time Stands Still

Cast & Artists

The Artists

The Cast

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

"★ ★ ★ ★"
–Chicago Tribune

"powerful work"
–New City

"Margulies is a supremely intelligent writer"
–Chicago Sun-Times

"an engrossing, thought-provoking, and incredibly well-executed study in how the ways we pursue fulfillment not only define who we are, but also what we choose to preserve in our lives"
–Gapers Block

Program Articles

Welcome to Time Stands Still

A welcome letter from Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Designed Cacophony

An interview with Playwright Donald Margulies and Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg

Eyewitness: Female Photojournalists in Combat

An overview of select female combat photographers

How to Party in a Combat Zone

A look at how certain soldiers have tried to bring a little domestic normalcy into a world defined by violence.

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Running Time

Content Advisory

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Additional Information

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Special Performances


Mother's Day Brunch & Show
Sunday, May 13, 2012
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an afternoon she will never forget: 12:30pm brunch at Vinci Restaurant followed by the 3pm matinee of Time Stands Still. This special brunch & theater package* is just $60. To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 312-335-1650 and ask for the Mother's day package.

*Valid on Sunday, May 13, 2012 only. Vinci brunch covers a brunch entrée, brunch drink (mimosa, bellini, bloody mary). Gratuity not included.

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2011/12 Season

Sponsors

  • Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund
    Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund