Sarah, a photographer, and her partner of several years, James, a journalist, have traveled the world documenting the tragedies of war. But following an injurious accident, the couple must face the challenge of settling down to a more conventional life back in the U.S.
Donald Margulies’s new play Time Stands Still is a well-written and well-acted drama (the stellar cast is headed by Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James) that examines a couple as they try to adjust to the unadventurous life and to each other in this ordinary context. Most of the questions that Margulies poses – In a world full of pain, is it okay for us to find happiness for ourselves? Is it morally acceptable for a photojournalist to only document tragedy and not intervene to help the injured? – have been asked in similar dramas, so the subject doesn’t exactly feel novel, but Time Stands Still does provide a very engaging and emotional evening in the theater.