The discussion panels are held after selected Saturday matinees at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
The Jan. 9 edition of After Words will feature Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm"; Jack Saul, PhD, assistant professor at Columbia University and director of the International Trauma Studies Program; and Time Stands Still director Daniel Sullivan. The panel will be moderated by David Shookhoff, MTC's director of education.
On Jan. 16, After Words will feature award-winning war photographer James Nachtwey and Time Stands Still playwright Donald Margulies. The discussion will feature NPR's Brooke Gladstone as guest moderator.
After Words "is part of MTC's continuing effort to deepen and enrich the play-going experience for its audiences." It features "writers, cultural critics and journalists, provide provocative and illuminating insights into the political, cultural, and artistic contexts of the work MTC produces."
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Time Stands Still by Pulitzer Prize winner Margulies will open Jan. 28 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
The cast will feature acclaimed actor and playwright Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, "Law & Order: CI"), Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Off-Broadway's Next to Normal), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Laura Linney ("John Adams," Sight Unseen on Broadway), and Golden Globe Award nominee Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, "Miss Match").
In the play, according to MTC, "Sarah (Laura Linney) and James (Brian d'Arcy James), a photographer and a journalist, have been together for years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when circumstances compel them to return home to New York and their circle of friends (Eric Bogosian and Alicia Silverstone), the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life."