Casting Announced for Guthrie Production of Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still

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16 Jan 2012

Casting has been announced for The Guthrie Theater's upcoming production of Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still, which begins previews April 7, opens April 13 and continues through May 20 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.



Directed by artistic director Joe Dowling, the cast will feature Sarah Agnew (The 39 Steps, Dollhouse, Major Barbara) as photojournalist Sarah Goodwin, Bill McCallum (God of Carnage, Much Ado About Nothing, Circle Mirror Transformation) as Sarah’s partner James Dodd, Mark Benninghofen (The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…) as Sarah’s editor and mentor Richard Ehrlich and Valeri Mudek (Charley’s Aunt, Tiny Kushner) as Richard's much younger girlfriend, Mandy Bloom.

"James is a journalist who left Iraq before photographer Sarah was injured by a roadside bomb," according to the Guthrie. "As Sarah deals with her injuries and her lingering feelings of loss for the translator killed by the bomb, James is swamped by guilt for having left her alone. Something is amiss in their relationship, but their differences are lessened when they’re in the company of Richard, a magazine photo editor and supporter of their work, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy, a bubbly event planner who looks on the bright side of life."

“What I tried to do with this play is capture a sense of the way we live now,” said playwright Margulies in a statement. “To dramatize the things that thinking, feeling, moral people are thinking about and struggle with — the issues of how to be a citizen of the world, how to show compassion, how to be involved, how to be true to yourself and your immediate loved ones.”

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), Marcela Lorca (movement), Martha Kulig (stage manager), Meaghan Rosenberger (assistant stage manager) and Jon Ferguson (assistant director).

Single tickets start at $24 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at (612) 377-2224 or online at www.guthrietheater.org.