Everyman Theatre's 22nd season opener, Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, is one of the final two shows that will be produced at Everyman's Charles Street home this Fall. In January, 2013, Everyman Theatre will be making an historic move to its brand new theatre located downtown on Fayette Street. Critically acclaimed in New York, Time Stands Still was nominated for a Tony for Best Play in 2010. Everyman Theatre's production marks its Baltimore premiere.
The play follows the relationship of Sarah and James – a photographer and a journalist – who share a passion for the adrenaline rush caused from reporting in the world's deadliest war zones. As reporters, their lives are devoted to telling the toughest stories from across the globe.
But how does a journalist separate herself from the horrific action she witnesses? How does she create an impartial lens?
When their own story takes a sudden turn during a bomb blast in Iraq, the wounded Sarah returns home with James to the safety of New York. Pressed to consider settling into a more "conventional" life, Sarah must face her addiction to the drama and chaos of war.
"People who see Time Stands Still will be riveted," says Founding Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. "Sarah and James are on a rollercoaster. I never imagined the impact documenting war has on journalists and their private lives. Just fascinating."
Beth Hylton will play the role of Sarah. She was last seen as Anne in Everyman's critically acclaimed production of All My Sons. Joining Ms. Hylton on stage will be Washington, DC actor Eric Messner as James. Returning to the Everyman stage will also be James Whelan as Richard, who was last seen in Everyman's production of The Exonerated (2009). And making her Everyman debut will be Mandy Nicole Moore as Mandy.
Jason Loewith will be directing the production. Mr. Loewith has directed works regionally at DC's Studio Theatre, Atlanta's ALLIANCE THEATRE and Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. He was the Artistic Director of Chicago's Next Theatre Company from 2002-2008, where he also produced the world premiere of his musical, The Adding Machine. The show was also ran Off-Broadway and won the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Jeff and After Dark Awards for Best New Musical. Mr. Loewith is the Executive Director of the National New Play Network in Washington, DC. This will be the first time Mr. Loewith has directed as Everyman Theatre.
The rest of the creative team is comprised of Everyman Resident Set Designer Daniel Ettinger and Resident Lighting Designer Jay Herzog, plus costumer designer LeVonne Lindsay (A Raisin in the Sun, The Brothers Size) and sound designer Veronika Vorel (Everyman Theatre debut).
Time Stands Still runs August 29 through October 7, offering performances Wednesday through Sunday, with selected Tuesday evening performances.
Single tickets for Time Stands Still are now on-sale and range in price from $10 - $50; 6-Play Season Subscriptions are currently on sale to the public and range in price from $150 - $242. 4-Play Fayette Street Subscriptions are also on sale and range in price from $111 - $191.
Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre company dedicated to celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Seeking connection and emotional truth in performance, Everyman Theatre was founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi. The theatre is committed to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and patron, and to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.
Vincent Lancisi is the Founder and Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Ian Tresselt is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit www.everymantheatre.org or call 410.752.2208.
Beth Hylton (Sarah) Everyman Theatre: All My Sons (Ann), Filthy Rich (Anne Scott), And A Nightingale Sang (Helen). New York: NYC International Fringe Fest: Lucky Man (Cherry), 3D World (Ambassador's Wife); Todo Con Nada: Loves Labors Lost (Princess); Vital Theatre Company: Disappearance Conundrum (Emaline). Regional: Maltz Jupiter: The 39 Steps (The Woman); Delaware Theatre Company: Blithe Spirit (Elvira); Weston Playhouse: Death of a Salesman (Miss Forsythe); Public Theatre of Maine: On Golden Pond (Chelsea); Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre: House and Garden (JoAnna), Private Lives (Amanda), An Ideal Husband (Lady Chiltern); Gulfshore Playhouse: A Doll's House (Nora), Life (x) 3 (Sonia), Blithe Spirit (Ruth); Olney Theatre Center: The Savannah Disputation (Melissa), The Heiress (Marian); PlayMakers Rep: Hay Fever (Sorel), The School For Wives (Georgette), Look Homeward, Angel (Laura); The Hipp: Suddenly Last Summer (Catherine), Up (Helen); Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy: Skylight (Kyra); Woolly Mammoth: Martha Josie and the Chinese Elvis (Josie); Ford's: The Heavens Are Hung In Black (Mrs Winston), Member of the Wedding (Janice); Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts (Lieutenant Girard); co-producer and co-founder, The Actors Salon. Education: MFA Acting, Professional Actor Training Program/UNC-Chapel Hill. www.bethhylton.com