Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still Begins Guthrie Run April 7 | Playbill

News Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still Begins Guthrie Run April 7
The Guthrie Theater's production of Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still begins previews April 7 prior to an official opening April 13 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Performances will continue through May 20.

Bill McCallum and Sarah Agnew
Bill McCallum and Sarah Agnew Photo by Robb McKindles

Directed by artistic director Joe Dowling, the cast features 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 an earlier 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).

Read more about the Broadway production of Time Stands Still in the Playbill Vault. Single tickets start at $24 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at (612) 377-2224 or online at

Bill McCallum, Sarah Agnew, Mark Benninghofen and Valeri Mudek
Bill McCallum, Sarah Agnew, Mark Benninghofen and Valeri Mudek Photo by Robb McKindles

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