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March 22, 2018 - The King’s College Theatre Department will present acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies’s riveting drama about journalists covering the Iraq War, “Time Stands Still” at 7:30 p.m. on April 12-14 and April 19-21 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. 

Directed by M. Sheileen Godwin, chair of Theatre Department, the Tony Award-nominated play “Time Stands Still” is the story of Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, trying to find happiness after returning home physically bruised and emotionally beaten from covering the atrocities within the Iraq War. 

Sidelined by a serious injury, Sarah questions her personal and professional lives and her place in the world.  Can you be a dispassionate, uninvolved observer recording horrific events for posterity, and keep a sense of right and wrong? Is it possible for her and James who are used to living in dangerous conditions to carve out a normal life? Can they stay together amidst unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals? Donald Margulies’s “Time Stands Still” answers these questions with bright wit and intelligence, while leaving unanswered qualms about the moral and ethical issues regarding America’s media coverage of war and tragedy. 

Sophomore Ashley Surdovel of Topton will portray Sarah Goodwin. Junior Andrew Martinez of Wilkes-Barre will play the role of James Dodd. “Time Stands Still" also features local actors Paul Trzcinski, Avoca (Richard Ehrlich), and Britney Benkoski, Exeter, (Mandy Bloom). 

Margulies won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “Dinner with Friends” and was a finalist twice for “Sight Unseen” and “Collected Stories.”  His many other plays include the Obie Award-winning “The Model Apartment” and “Long Lost,” which will be produced later this year. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. He has developed numerous screenplays, teleplays and pilots for HBO, Showtime, NBC, CBS, Warner Bros., TriStar, Universal, Paramount, and MGM. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University.

The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail

Rehearsing for King’s College Theatre Department’s performances of Donald Margulies’s drama, “Time Stands Still,” are, pictured from left: Paul Trzcinski, Britney Benkoski, Ashley Surdovel, and Andrew Martinez. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 12-14, and April 19-21 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.