A WELCOME home for injured photojournalist in a scene from “Tie Stands Still” at The Public Theatre. From left are Evan Mueller, Janet Mitchko, Jessica DiGiovanni and David Newer.

A WELCOME home for injured photojournalist in a scene from “Tie Stands Still” at The Public Theatre. From left are Evan Mueller, Janet Mitchko, Jessica DiGiovanni and David Newer.

LEWISTON — The recent Broadway hit, “Time Stands Still,” makes its Maine premiere March 15 through 24, at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre.

Intelligent, witty and thought-provoking, “Time Stands Still” explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent hoping to make a difference in the world by traveling to the hotspots of global conflict, a news release said.

When an accident in the Middle East forces them to return to their Brooklyn apartment, this adventuresome couple must face their toughest challenge yet — reentry into a traditional domestic life. But what’s the more dangerous place — a war zone or a committed relationship? Is focusing on the happiness in their lives an act of courage, or a naïve denial of the suffering around them?

Director Christopher Schario promises that this timely, thought-provoking play is sure to inspire a lively discussion among theatergoers on their way home. “The wonderful thing about this play,” Schario said in a news release, “is that it presents both sides of all arguments in an entertaining and powerful way, leaving the audience to make up their own mind.”

Playing the globe-trotting couple Sarah and James will be Janet Mitchko and Evan Mueller. The role of their close friend Richard will be played by David Newer and the role of Mandy, Richard’s love interest, will be played by Jessica DiGiovanni.

The Brooklyn loft in which the play takes place is designed by Judy Staicer, with lighting by Bart Garvey and costumes by Annette Bourque.

“Time Stands Still” will be performed March 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24. Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m., with an added matinee Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for groups of 10 or more, and $5 for anyone 18 and under.

“Times Stands Still” contains adult language.

For tickets or more information, call 782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org.


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