Broadway makes its way to Atlanta this fall with the Southeastern premiere of Time Stands Still at Horizon Theatre. Playwright Donald Margulies' latest work about finding happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy received a Tony nomination for Best Play in 2010. Time Stands Still is the fourth and final production of Horizon's 2012 season and runs September 14 – October 14. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
Time Stands Still will feature an all-Atlanta cast led by some of the city's most acclaimed actors. Carolyn Cook will tackle the central role of Sarah, a photojournalist just home from Iraq after sustaining an injury by a roadside bomb. Carolyn is well known to Atlanta audiences for her roles in Horizon's The Clean House, The Syringa Tree, and Home/Kabul and as an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare for 18 seasons. Horizon favorite Robin Bloodworth is paired with Cook as Sarah's longtime partner James who works as a foreign correspondent. Bloodworth has graced the Horizon stage several times over the last few seasons having been seen in True Love Lies, End Days, and 13th of Paris. After a highly praised performance in 2011's Superior Donuts, Chris Kayser returns to Horizon as Sarah's long-time editor and friend Richard. Kayser also gave stand-out performances in Horizon's productions of The Lonesome West, The Drawer Boy, and Quills and has been an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare for 23 seasons. Rounding out the cast, fresh off a summer with Georgia Shakespeare and in her Horizon debut, is Ann Marie Gideon who Director Lisa Adler calls "one of Atlanta's young rising stars." Gideon plays Mandy, Richard's optimistic and much younger girlfriend.
At the heart of Time Stands Still is Sarah and James' struggle to adapt their decade-long relationship to conventional domesticity after years of a chaotic life on the front lines. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies "gives us a play filled with honesty, humor, and heart that speaks vibrantly to our life and times," says Adler.
Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner With Friends. His other plays included Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Collected Stories, The Loman Family Picnic, God of Vengeance, The Model Apartment, What's Wrong with this Picture?, and Found a Peanut. He has won a Lucille Lortel Award, an American Theatre Critics Award, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, two OBIE Awards, two Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Awards, five Drama Desk Award nominations, and two Pulitzer Prize nominations. His works have been performed on and off Broadway; at major theatres across the United States including South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival; and in Paris, London, Rome, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Sydney, Berlin, Vienna, and many other cities around the world. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Cultural Achievement Award, and was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.
The show's creative team features Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay as scenic designers, Mary Parker as lighting designer, Thom Jenkins as sound designer, Jonida Beqo as costume designer, Kate Bidwell LaFoy as props designer and Jude Futral as stage manager.
Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Avenue, connects people to each other, the community and the world through professional, contemporary theater. For tickets, scheduling and more information about TIME STANDS STILL, go to horizontheatre.com.
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Chris Kayser, Carolyn Cook, Robin Bloodworth
Carolyn Cook, Robin Bloodworth
Robin Bloodworth, Carolyn Cook, Chris Kayser, Ann Marie Gideon
Carolyn Cook, Robin Bloodworth, Chris Kayser, Ann Marie Gideon