by Donald Margulies

directed by Georgette Verdin

May 11 – June 11, 2017
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3:30 p.m

The West Stage at The Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

Run Time- Approx. One hour and forty  minutes

Directions to The Raven Theatre
Dining/Nightlife near the Raven Theatre


Time Stands Still examines the lives of one couple who are journalists and make a living out of documenting the horrors of war. When Sarah and her boyfriend, James, come back from covering the Iraq War, they are physically bruised and emotionally beaten. While they are recovering, their best friend, Richard, brings his new, young girlfriend to visit. Their burgeoning relationship makes James and Sarah examine their own relationship and way of life. Is it possible for two people who are used to living in dangerous conditions to carve out a normal life? Can they stay together amidst unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals? Acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still answers these questions, while leaving unanswered qualms regarding the way America deals with war and tragedy coverage.

The West Stage at the Raven Theater Complex, 6157 N. Clark, Chicago

 Suzanne Ross of the Raven Foundation 
Breaking Cover Stories: A Reflection on “Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies


 Director Georgette Verdin

In addition to her role as Co-Artistic Director of Interrobang Theatre Project, Georgette is also the founding theatre teacher at Polaris Charter Academy, an Expeditionary Learning School in West Humboldt Park, and adjunct Speech Faculty at Wilbur Wright College. Recent productions include assistant director of Interrobang’s Really Really and Owners, and director of ITP’s Katrina: Mother-in-Law of ‘Em All and Jeff Recommended Recent Tragic Events last season. Georgette holds a Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.


Sara Pavlak-McGuire (Sarah)

Robert Tobin (James)
Rob Frankel (Richard)
Kirra Silver (Mandy)
Maeli Goren – Mandy Understudy
Tim Larson – James Understudy
Ray Kasper – Richard Understudy
Georgette Verdin – Director
Matthew Nerber – Assistant Director
Melanie Kulas – Stage Manager
Jeremiah Barr – Technical Director/Scenic Designer/Props Designer
Samantha Barr – Production Manager/Lighting Designer
Arielle Valene – Costume Designer
Ray Kasper – Sound Designer
Claire Yearman – Intimacy Coordinator
Lea Tobin – Box Office Manager
David Rosenberg – Publicist
Emily Schwartz – Photographer
Derek Bertelsen – Associate Artistic Director