Time Stands Still
Amphibian Stage Productions, TX
By Donald Margulies
Set Design: Bob Lavallee
Lighting Design: Suzanne Lavender
Sound Design: David Lanza
Pictured: Jakie Cabe, Aleisha Force, Greg Holt, Kelsey Milbourn
"Incisively directed by Mary Catherine Burke"
"Sarah, played with laserlike clarity by Aleisha Force"
"It’s a lovely home, elegantly designed by Bob Lavallee"
Dallas Morning News
"This thoughtful and emotional area premiere from Amphibian Stage Productions...the play is quippy and comical at times, and rings painfully true at some crucial moments. And director Mary Catherine Burke keeps a fine cast of four cooking all through the first act and into the second."
"Mandy -- in a light and charming performance from Milbourn...Holt is spot-on and funny...Cabe has a natural, easy style onstage that lets us draw close to his character...But Sarah’s role is the heart of Margulies’ story. Force, making her Amphibian debut along with Milbourn, has more than a few fine moments, especially in portraying a woman who guards her innermost heart all too well."
"Time Stands Still is a good-looking production for Amphibian, with Bob Lavallee’s curving Manhattan flat set design made singular by its double use as a screening room for Sarah’s fraught images of war and death. David Lanza adds a memorably pulsing beat to those images that sets our hearts pounding with hers."
Times Stands Still looks and feels exactly like the sort of show you would see off-Broadway in New York.
The acting in this production, ably directed by Mary Catherine Burke, is as professional and polished as anything you might see in Manhattan. The set, by the always-impressive Bob Lavallee, is as sleek and gorgeous as one of those magazine spreads...The lighting, by Suzanne Lavender, and sound, by David Lanza, are handled adroitly.