Time Stands Still

By Donald Margulies

Directed by John Siewert

Two journalists, Sarah and her long-time companion, James, return home after covering the war in Iraq, physically bruised and emotionally beaten, yet Sarah is having a hard time adjusting to the quiet of domestic life.

Their editor drops by with his much younger girlfriend who can’t understand how journalists can simply record violence rather than try to stop it. In this gripping, often funny, drama, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Dinner with Friends) Donald Margulies explores the intricacies of love, friendship, and the wounds of war.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: January 13-28, 2017

Performance Times:
Fri, Jan 13; Sat, Jan 14 - 7:30 pm
Thurs, Jan 19; Fri, Jan 20; Sat, Jan 21 – 7:30
Sun, Jan 22 – 2:00 matinee
Thurs, Jan 26; Fri, Jan 27 – 7:30 pm
Sat, Jan 28 – 2:00 matinee

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Madison Theatre Guild is seeking actors for Donald Margulies's play, Time Stands Still. John Siewert will direct. Performances will take place on the Evjue Stage at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison. The show will run January 13-28, 2017.

Character breakdown:

• Sarah Goodwin – 30s-40s. A photojournalist who has been injured by a roadside bomb.
• James Dodd – 30s-40s. A freelance journalist; Sarah's boyfriend who left her alone in Iraq.
• Richard Ehrlich, 50s – a photo editor – Sarah's former flame and mentor.
• Mandy Bloom – 20s – an event planner & Richard's MUCH younger girlfriend.

Auditions: Monday, September 19 & Tuesday, September 20 -- 7 to 9 pm each night.

If you can't attend either, contact the producer.

Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St, Madison

What to prepare: You will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Please also bring a completed audition form and a calendar marked with any conflicts.

Casting Decisions: Casting decisions will be made as soon as possible. Please be patient. We will contact everyone by phone or e-mail. In addition, the cast list will be posted on the Madison Theatre Guild website shortly after people are notified.

Rehearsals will begin in late November and will be four-five times per week, days to be determined by cast and director availability.

Please contact the producer, Jim Chiolino, with any questions. Jim.Chiolino@madisontheatreguild.org