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Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
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February 21 - March 30, 2019

TIME STANDS STILL at Live Theatre Workshop

Time Stands Still

by Donald Margulies

Directed by Eva Tessler

Carley Elizabeth Preston as Sarah
Christopher Younggren
as James
Glen Coffman
as Richard
Emily Gates
as Mandy


Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies. This outstanding script tells the story of Sarah, a photojournalist recuperating from a tour in a war-torn country, and James, a foreign correspondent seeking a change of venue. The couple faces tough choices about their future as they try to find their happiness in a changing world that seems to have gone crazy. Can Sarah and James hold on to a sense of right and wrong, not to mention their sanity while grasping for the purpose, meaning, and reason for living that they long for?

TIME STANDS STILL is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.



February 21 - March 30, 2019

Previews: February 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Special Saturday Matinee on 3/30 at 3:00 PM


Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18


Donald Margulies has won a Lucille Lortel Award, two American Theatre Critics New Play Citations, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, two OBIE Awards (for SIGHT UNSEEN and THE MODEL APARTMENT), one Tony Award nomination (for TIME STANDS STILL), one L.A. Ovation Award (for THE COUNTRY HOUSE), two Dramatists’ Guild Hull-Warriner Awards, five Drama Desk Award nominations, five Burns Mantle Best Play citations, two Pulitzer Prize nominations (for SIGHT UNSEEN and COLLECTED STORIES), and one Pulitzer Prize (for DINNER WITH FRIENDS). His other plays include BROOKLYN BOY, THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC, WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?, FOUND A PEANUT, GOD OF VENGEANCE, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS and SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT — THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT (AS TOLD BY HIMSELF). His work has been produced in New York by Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, Roundabout Theatre Company, the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, Jewish Repertory Theatre and Theatre for the New City; at theaters across America including South Coast Repertory, the Geffen Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Long Wharf Theatre; and in theaters around the world. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature, and he was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright and the 2014 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater American Playwright in Mid-Career Award. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University. The film of his screenplay, THE END OF THE TOUR, will be released in 2015.



Carley Elizabeth Preston and Christopher Younggren in TIME STANDS STILL at Live Theatre Workshop

 Karin Hupp (Props Master/ Scenic Painter) has been the prop master for over three years; she also does scenic painting and box office. Some of her favorite projects included the wedding cake for ONE SLIGHT HITCH, the hound from BASKERVILLE, and the cookies from FROG AND TOAD. Favorite scenes she has painted include Dorothy Parker's VICIOUS CIRCLE and the bookshelves in THE COLUMNIST. Karin enjoys working for LTW because it helps her grow as an artist.


 Carley Elizabeth Preston (Sarah) is thrilled to be back on the LTW stage. This is Ms. Preston’s seventh mainstage performance with Live Theatre Workshop. Her other credits include LOBBY HERO, MAURITIUS, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, MOLLY SWEENEY, ENCHANTED APRIL, and MISS WITHERSPOON. Some of her other Tucson credits include MRS. MANNERLY (Mac Award Nominee for Best Actress), BOSTON MARRIAGE, BY THE BOG OF CATS, MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET (Mac Award Nominee for Best Actress), KIMBERLY AKIMBO and GOOD PEOPLE. Ms. Preston received her BFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Arizona where she was a member of the Arizona Repertory Theatre. She will next be seen in The Rogue Theatre’s production of THE CRUCIBLE.


Carley Elizabeth Preston in TIME STANDS STILL at Live Theatre Workshop

 Glen Coffman (Richard) is a founding member and co-artistic director of Winding Road Theater Ensemble. He studied acting at Herbert Berghof Studios in NYC and has a Master’s degree in Theatre Studies. He was one of 45 directors chosen internationally to participate in Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab West in L.A. His Tucson directing credits include MIXED MESSAGES and THE MERMAID HOUR for Borderlands Theatre, OF MICE AND MEN for Beowulf Alley, HOLY SPIRIT ON GRAND AVENUE, LEMON SKY (MAC nomination), PICNIC, ALL MY SONS, TOUCH, and 9 PARTS OF DESIRE (Mac nomination) for Live Theatre Workshop. Independent productions include THAT SLUT! and NEW HOUSE, NEW DOG. For Winding Road he has directed DOROTHY PARKER’S LAST CALL, THE LION IN WINTER, FIFTH OF JULY, A HUMAN EQUATION, AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY (MAC nomination), ROW AFTER ROW, BURN THIS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and GOOD PEOPLE. His Tucson acting credits include LOVE, VALOR, COMPASSION, ARMOR, WIT, UNITED, SAINT JOAN, AN ILIAD, and BURIED CHILD. He will be directing Live Theatre Workshop’s upcoming production of APPROPRIATE and Winding Road’s production of THE LITTLE FOXES next season.


 Christopher Younggren (James) has been in theatre, radio, commercials and film for over 40 years from coast-to-coast. Locally, he has been seen in Arts Express’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Tucson Labyrinth Project’s DOGS OF RWANDA (2018 Best Actor Mac Award nominee, Best Drama Mac Award), The Scoundrel & Scamp’s SALOME, Invisible Theatre's INDOOR/OUTDOOR, Live Theatre Workshop‘s THE VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE (2017 Best Actor Mac Award) and MOVE OVER MRS/ MARKHAM (2015 Best Actor Mac Award nominee), Arizona Rose's THE ODD COUPLE and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, and several villainous roles at The Gaslight Theatre, from Lord Vader to Lord Voldemort. He will be seen next in The Rogue Theatre’s THE CRUCIBLE and Scoundrel and Scamp’s QUITELY. When not onstage, Christopher is a full-time substitute teacher with TUSD, coach at Playformance, father to two awesome boys and husband to a very patient and supportive “theatre widow”.


 Emily Gates (Mandy) is so excited to be working with Live Theatre Workshop again as apart of this incredible production of TIME STANDS STILL, and to have to opportunity to bring the character of Mandy to life! Emily is a sophomore at the University of Arizona getting her bachelor's degree in Theatre arts. Some of Emily’s favorite roles include Ensemble Member in LOVE AND INFORMATION, a part of the 2019 Tucson Fringe Festival, Mavis in the original one act MISOGYNISTIC SHOES at the Community Playhouse, Alice in DEATH BY DESIGN, Amanda in WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, and The Littlest Nun in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES all at Live Theatre Workshop. Hermia in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and Lady Montague in ROMEO AND JULIET as a part of Tucson’s Shakespeare in the Park. Emily would like to thank her mother, father and older sister for always loving and supporting her. Richard and Amanda Gremel for being amazing and supporting teachers to her, and the whole Live Theatre Workshop family for giving her this incredible opportunity. She would like to thank you for coming out to tonight's performance, Enjoy the show!


Glen Coffman, Emily Gates, Carley Elizabeth Preston, and Christopher Younggren in TIME STANDS STILL at Live Theatre Workshop

 Mike Saxon (Production Stage Manager) is a native Tucsonan and a UA graduate, majoring in Theatre Education. By day, Mike teaches Computers and Theatre at the Academy of Tucson High School; by night, he partakes in all manner of theatrical shenanigans at Live Theatre Workshop. As always, he wishes to thank his family for their unconditional love and support.


 Eva Tessler (Director) is a native of Mexico City. She has 35 plus years of experience in the theater as director, choreographer and performer. She was Associate Artistic Director at Borderlands Theater for 20 years and most of her directing credits are with that company. She has also worked with several companies in Tucson and California, including Arizona Theatre Company,Winding Road, Arizona Onstage, Teatro Dignidad, The Labyrinth Project, Bloodhut Productions, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and is thrilled to be invited back to LTW. Eva is a founding member of The Latina Dance Theater Project (based in L.A.) and her performance work with this company took her to Brazil, Portugal, Canada, and throughout of the USA. Favorite directing credits include "Maria's Circular Dance" by Medardo Trevino which was shown at the First Encuentro de Teatro Latino 2014 at Los Angeles Theatre Center, "Bruja " by Luis Alfaro, " El Deseo" by Victor Hugo Rascon Banda and " School of the Americas" by Jose Rivera. Eva is the proud recipient of a LULAC Award 2008 and a LUMIE LIfetime Achievement Award 2009.


Emily Gates, Glen Coffman, Christopher Younggren, and Carley Elizabeth Preston in TIME STANDS STILL at Live Theatre Workshop

 Brian McElroy (Sound Designer) - Essentially raised on the LTW stage, Brian migrated backstage following high school, drawn by the intricacies of technical production. He is very humbled to be a part of Tucson's vibrant theatre scene, contracting as a light designer, sound designer, or stage manager for over half a dozen theatre companies in the past few years. You are most likely, however, to find him stage managing or designing at the place that nurtured his theatre education -- LTW. Most recent sound design projects at LTW include STAGE KISS, DEATH BY DESIGN, EVERY BRILLIANT THING, and THE EFFECT, and favorite past designs include LTW's HOUND OF BASKERVILLE, ANNAPURNA, and Roadrunner's GOD OF CARNAGE.


 Jason Jamerson (Scenic Designer) - Broadway: Assistant Scenic Designer for ANGELS IN AMERICA and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and the National Tours of BRIGHT STAR, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and LOVE NEVER DIES. Off Broadway: Scenic Designs for Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, The Cherry Lane Theatre, and many others. Jason taught Scenic Design at Columbia Preparatory School in Manhattan for seven years, has worked with the International Schools' Theatre Association, and has collaborated with several other local organizations, including the Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre and TEDx Tucson. He is a third year master’s degree candidate in Scenic Design at the University of Arizona.


 Taylor Moss (Technical Director) is a technical direction student at the University of Arizona set to graduate in May of 2019. Excited to be working on her senior capstone TOP GIRLS by Caryl Churchill, opening at Arizona Repertory Theatre February of 2019. Taylor is a proud Medici Scholar recipient, native Tucsonan and lover/supporter of local performance in every form. Taylor would like to thank both her family and friends for their daily support in her path to follow her dreams.