McLean Community Players Present ‘Time Stands Still’ From 9/20-10/5 by Brent Stone

McLean Community Players Present the Washington Community Theatre Premiere of Time Stands Still — September 20–October 5, 2013
in McLean’s Alden Theatre


Director Jessie Roberts leads an experienced cast in the production’s Washington community theatre premiere.

This witty and insightful drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies follows a war-torn photojournalist and her foreign-correspondent lover as they search for happiness in a world gone crazy. Brought together by a shared passion for telling the toughest stories and, together, making a difference, their own story takes a sudden turn when the tides of war thrust them homeward and into a more conventional life, making their future all too uncertain.

The 2010 Broadway hit, starring Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, while Linney garnered the Best Performance by a Leading Actress nomination. The New York Times said it “crackles with bright wit and intelligence. The range of feeling Time Stands Still explores is wide and deep.”

Director Jessie Roberts says “There are so many levels, themes and angles, if you will, to continue the photographic tenor of the play, to Time Stands Still. The playwright, Donald Margulies, explores love and friendship against a backdrop of the moral dilemma of journalists and photojournalists who record wars, famines, and genocides without intervening to affect the outcome of what they are reporting. The result is a play that will have the audience thinking, empathizing and even laughing as the characters move through the intricacies of their lives.”

Time Stands Still runs Sept 20 – October 5, 2013  at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre – 1234 Ingleside Avenue, in McLean, VA. Tickets are $14 to $16, and group rates are available. For more information, call (703) 790-9223, or visit our website. Tickets are available at the Alden Box Office, through OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111, or purchase them onlinePerformances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


The McLean Community Players, based in McLean, VA., celebrates both the musical and dramatic theater traditions. Putting up four shows a year, two musicals and two plays, MCP is committed to doing theater for the community, in the community, with the community, and sustained by the community.

Time Stands Still Creative Team
Director (Jessie Roberts)
Assistant Director (Rebecca Lenehan)
Co-Producer (Patti Green Roth)
Co-Producer (Denise Perrino)
Stage Manager (Michael O’Connor)
Assistant Stage Manager (Shayne Gardner)

The cast of MCP's 'Time Stands Still': Michael Himes, Leta Hall, Andra Dindzans, and Jon Roberts. Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.
The cast of MCP’s ‘Time Stands Still’: Michael Himes, Leta Hall, Andra Dindzans, and Jon Roberts. Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.

Time Stands Still Cast List
Sarah (Leta Hall)
James (Michael Himes)
Richard (Jon Roberts)
Mandy (Andra Dindzans)

Time Stands Still is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, in New York City.


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