'Time Stands Still' at Lyric Stage has a strong Brandeis connectionLyric Stage in Boston, is what Office of the Arts Director Scott Edmiston calls a very Brandeisian show – not only in its subject matter, but also in terms of cast and crew.
Edmiston directs the play, which stars Laura Latreille MFA '95 as the female lead. She plays Sarah, a photojournalist who, along with her partner, James, a foreign correspondent, is reeling from a recent near-death experience while on assignment in the Middle East. It was written by Donald Margulies, who won a Pulitzer Prize for “Dinner With Friends.”
Edmiston calls “Time Stands Still” a play of the moment, tapping into what people are thinking and feeling following the recent death of former Boston Globe and New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid in Syria.
“It deals with international and ethical questions, the ethical responsibilities of journalists,” says Edmiston. “It deals with world events in a global context.”
Janie Howland MFA '93, with whom Edmiston has worked on nearly two dozen plays since 1995, designed the set. The costumes were fashioned by another Brandeis alum, Lisa Polito MFA '11.
“Time Stands Still” is at the Lyric Stage through March 17. Read reviews from the Boston Globe and WBUR.
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