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  Time Stands Still at McAninch Arts Center

Time Stands Still

McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn

Love is a battlefield in this production of Donald Margulies's Tony-nominated play, which The New York Times said "crackles with bright wit and intelligence." After being injured by a bomb blast in Iraq, Sarah, a war photographer, returns to the New York loft she shares with her journalist boyfriend, James. Both are adrenaline junkies who feed off the rush of working in the world's deadliest war zones -- but once separated from the danger of violent strife, their greatest conflict lies within as they try to chart a course for their relationship in the aftermath of tragedy. Buffalo Theater Ensemble brings Time Stands Still to McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

Thru - Mar 4, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $37

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 630-942-4000

Running Time: 2hrs

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  Time Stands Still Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...I've always found Margulies a bit self-conscious and schematic, and that assessment holds up on a second viewing of "Time Stands Still." (I previously saw the 2012 Steppenwolf production.) But Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's staging by director Connie Canaday Howard manages to transcend those tendencies through the efforts of the ensemble, who know how to deliver some of the more polemical moments with an honest sense of confusion and frustration. (BTE was on hiatus for a few years while its longtime venue at College of DuPage underwent renovations, but they've been back for a year now.)"
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Kerry Reid

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Fifty years ago, the Tet Offensive was broadcast into American homes, an event which is generally credited with permanently burying public support for the Vietnam War. It is appropriate, then, that Buffalo Theater Ensemble is currently reviving Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Marguliesís 2009 drama, Time Stands Still. A slice-of-life piece about a photojournalist and her companions, the play examines how the role of war reporters has changed while focusing on the relationship between four richly-written characters who sprang from the mind of an author known for his mastery of subtle interactions."
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Jacob Davis

Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...Time Stands Still asks us to consider our place in the world and our duties to our fellow human beings as opposed to our duties to ourselves. BTE's production is challenging and arresting: it demands that its audience contemplate issues that, more and more, come into the forefront of our daily lives. We are not all war correspondents literally putting our lives on the line, but today's world begs us to do more than sit back and read the news. This is a thought-provoking, beautifully acted show and easily worth the trip to College of DuPage to see it."
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Karen Topham

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