Iowa City - Dreamwell Theatre will hold auditions for Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies January 21 and 22, 6:00-8:30 in Meeting Room B of the Iowa City Public Library. The show is directed by Christina Patramanis. Performance dates are March 14, 15, 21, 22. Scripts are on reserve at the library.
Sarah Goodwin: 30s-40s, a wartime photojournalist; independent, intelligent, creative and a bit snarky
James Dodd: 30’s – 40’s, freelance journalist; loyal, clever, humble and youthful
Richard Ehrlich: mid 40’s to mid 60’s, photo editor: wise but spirited, calm, practical, handsome, open-minded, the kind of guy that can pull off a black turtle-neck
Mandy Bloom: a 20-something event planner; genuine, ambitious, affectionate, stylish, sweet
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, but James had to return home early because he suffered post traumatic stress after witnessing a violent event. James and Sarah’s relationship is juxtaposed with Richard and Mandy. Richard is a distinguished photo editor, and Mandy a young event planner. They have entered into an unlikely, but happy and energetic relationship. Over the course of the year we watch Sarah physically heal while she and James try to define the future of the relationship. Time Stands Still is an elegant play about love, dreams, artistic ethics and moral struggles.