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Time Stands Still
by Donald Margulies

Directed by Michael Lipp

Performance dates:
January 16- 31, 2015

Audition Date:
Monday, November 17
Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Theatre Jacksonville
2032 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

About the Show:
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, Time Stands Still is a twist on the coming home story. Wartime photojournalist Sarah, wounded overseas by a roadside bomb, returns home to James in their small Brooklyn loft. James, a freelance journalist, and Sarah have had a long romantic relationship while covering stories together, trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. James and Sarah’s relationship is juxtaposed with Richard and Mandy. Longtime friend, Richard, a distinguished photo editor, and his much younger girlfriend, Mandy, have entered into an unlikely, but happy and energetic relationship. Over the course of a year, we watch Sarah physically heal while she and James try to define the future of the relationship and the prospect of a more conventional life. Time Stands Still is a smart, stylish, and elegant play about love, dreams, artistic ethics and moral struggles while encompassing both universal issues and personal problems with equal compassionate insight.

Available Roles:
2 Men
2 Women

Sarah Goodwin – late 30s to early 40s, photojournalist; independent, intelligent, creative and a bit snarky; in a long term romantic relationship with James, Sarah is now recovering from an injury inflicted by a roadside bomb with even more internal wounds.

James Dodd – late 30s to early 40s, freelance journalist; loyal, clever, humble and youthful; recovering from a nervous breakdown associated with PTSD, he is trying to make his relationship with Sarah work while bearing a heavy burden of guilt for leaving Sarah alone just weeks prior to her injury.

Richard Ehrlich – mid 50s to early 60s, photo editor; wise but spirited, urbane, calm, practical, handsome, and open-minded; longtime friend of Sarah and James, Richard is now in a relationship with a much younger woman, Mandy.

Mandy Bloom – mid-20's, event planner; genuine, ambitious, affectionate, stylish, sweet, and surprisingly strong-willed; in a relationship with Richard, she exhibits a keen sense of optimism and justice that belies her age; all actors auditioning for the role of Mandy must be high school graduates at least 18 years of age.


This production contains strong language and mature themes.

People of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for plays and musicals at Theatre Jacksonville.
It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.

 

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Theatre Jacksonville programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.