Time Stands Still
Performance dates are May 5-20, 2017.
Director: Mark Torres
Audition Dates: Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00pm.
Scripts are available for perusal at the New Canaan Library reference desk.
Sarah Goodwin is the complicated woman whose story is the center piece of the play. She seems to thrive on conflict as a photojournalist who covers wars and global strife. She keeps the horror she witnesses at a distance by cementing it on film. With a thorny and sometimes waspish personality, she maneuvers the complications of friendships and a romantic life with varying degrees of success. Having been injured in a bomb blast, she is physically constrained through some of the early scenes. Age range: late 30’s to late 40’s.
James Dodd, in addition to his desire to find a more settled existence, is coping with the guilt he suffers over having left Iraq shortly before Sarah’s accident. The Yin to Sarah’s Yang, James tries to ignore influences such as his feelings of envy over Sarah’s professional success, the effect on their relationship of her infidelity while he was away from Iraq and her inability to commit to their relationship as fully he has. James, like Sarah, has spent time in the physically grueling landscapes of international conflict. Age range: late 30’s to late 40’s.
Mandy Bloom is an event planner and, when we initially meet her, comes off as a bit of a bimbo. We will learn that there is more to her than the initial impression. Mandy has an uncomplicated view of the world and her emotions live very near the surface. When she feels, thinks or wants something, she expresses it. She also provides some comic relief mostly by standing in such stark contrast to the older and more sophisticated social circle into which she has come. Age range: mid to late 20’s, youthful, attractive.
Richard Ehrlich is the photo editor of the magazine to which Sarah and James submit work. He has a long and complicated history with each of them. In his mid 50’s to early 60’s, he is head over heels in love with Mandy. Aware that he may seem foolish for his May/December romance he fences verbally with both Sarah and James, keeping their cynicism (and envy?) at bay. He should exude a sense of being comfortable, well paid and far from the source of much of the work that crosses his desk.
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