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"Time Stands Still" at the Curtainbox

October 2011


"Time Stands Still" is set in Brooklyn and revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured in a roadside bomb, and her reporter ex-boyfriend James who is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone in Iraq. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new girlfriend Mandy, who is much younger than he. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James' prospects at a more conventional life.

Kimberly Furness '96 who plays Sarah and is the producer says "I am excited about bringing a newer piece of theatre to this area.  The show recently closed on Broadway and I am very excited that we are one of the first theatre companies in this area to produce it.  Steppenwolf will be doing it in January and I am glad we do not have to follow them.  HA!"

People should come to see this production because it is something very new and different from what the Curtainbox usually does. The topics are important and relevant to the world we are living in.  It is both entertaining and educating. 

Furness's feelings of this show: "I love it. It is one of the most challenging roles I have ever taken on.  I love discovering the elements of the character both emotionally and physically, as she is a woman recovering from severe injuries from a roadside bomb."

There are many Ambrose graduates working on this production and we should be very excited for them. Tyson Danner '05 directs it, and Jessica Denney '09 plays Mandy.  The company as a whole is primarily an Ambrose Company. Lighting design by Joe Goodall, costumed design by Dianne Dye original music by Aaron Randolph III '12, sound and graphic designer Joseph T. Janz, and props master Jessica Sheridan '08.   I am very proud of this company and the common bond that many of us share having been from an amazing Theatre Department.

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