Time Stands Still playwright Donald Margulies was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1954. He is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner With Friends (2000), which also received many other awards, including the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award. An adaptation of Dinner With Friends has produced several years ago by HBO.
Everyman Theatre audiences might remember Donald Margulies’s work from our 2007 production of his play Sight Unseen. This play was both a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an OBIE award winner. It’s interesting to note that actress Laura Linney played the supporting role of the German art critic when the show was first produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1992. Later, when the show received its Broadway debut in 2005, Linney went on to play the female lead (played by Deborah Hazlett in Everyman’s production). In 2011, Linney would go on to play the lead role of Sarah in the Broadway production of Time Stands Still. She received a Tony nomination for her work in both Sight Unseen and Time Stands Still.
Donald Margulies’s fantasy-adventure story Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) opened Everyman Theatre’s 20th Anniversary season. Premiering in 2007, Shipwrecked!, like Sight Unseen, was commissioned and originally produced by South Coast Repertory. It received an Outer Critics’ Award nomination for Outstanding New Play in 2009. Everyman audiences will remember Resident Company Member Bruce Nelson as the famed storyteller Louis de Rougemont, and Clinton Brandhagen as his faithful dog, Bruno.
Other works by Donald Margulies include Brooklyn Boy, Collected Stories, The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic, and God of Vengence. Margulies has written many scripts for film and television. He is currently adapting the novel Middlesex into an HBO miniseries.
Time Stands Still opened on Broadway in January, 2010. Starring Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James, Eric Bogosian, and Alicia Silverstone, the production was nominated for the 2010 Tony for Best Play and was selected a Burns Mantle Best Play of 2009-2010.