Friday, June 5, 2015

PROFESSIONAL THEATER COMPANY IN HACKENSACK OPENS TONY AWARD NOMINATED PLAY: 9 PERFORMANCES ONLY

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TIME STANDS STILL
by Donald Margulies
Lou Scarpati: Director

WHEN: June 12 – 18; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM
WHERE: Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack
TICKETS: $19 at the door.
Tickets online: www.theatrecompany.biz/tickets
Tickets by E-mail: ticketrequets.thecompany@gmail.com
For more information, please visit The Company Theatre Group’s website  and facebook page 
Children under 4 are not permitted into the theatre.
Teens and kids under 18 not permitted without parent.

The Company Theatre Group, Inc. is happy to present Time Stands Still, a Tony Award Nominee for Best Play, written by the Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies.

This highly entertaining & thought-provoking play focuses on how two people—used to the dangerous, addictive and sexy life of war time journalism—now have to come to grips with returning home injured and living a more “normal” life.

At the open, photographer Sarah has been seriously injured in a roadside bombing. Her partner James, a foreign correspondent, had left a few weeks earlier when the stress and horrors of what he was reporting finally became too much for him.

Now James writes online movie reviews and takes meds to sleep, and Sarah, restless and feeling caged, recovers her strength.

Time Stands Still premiered in February 2009 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and moved to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in January 2010.

Please note: Adult language and adult themes. No one under 18 will be permitted without an adult.

Cast/Crew:

  • Matthew Shepard*: James
  • Michael Wikes*: Richard
  • Danielle Manente: Mandy
  • Andrea Prendamano: Sarah

* Member of Actor’s Equity

Joe Curran: Production
Kathi Nubile: House
Phil Sosinsky: Production

The Company Theatre Group, Inc was founded in the summer of 2007 in Lou Scapati’s apartment by a number of like-minded actors, directors, and writers. In the beginning there was not a lot of formal organization, and we were known simply as The Company.

In May of 2008, The Company produced its first show, Chapter Two, at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center. Then, in January of 2009, The Company became The Company Theatre Group, Inc. and received its non-profit status later in July of that year. In Jan 2012, we began celebrating the beginning of our 4th year of operation. In May of 2012, we produced our first show with an equity contract. And, now, as we continue to grow, we open our Sept production of Barefoot in the Park with two equity actors under contract

Then, as now, we draw inspiration from the acclaimed Group Theatre.  And like the Group Theatre, The Company Theatre Group believes in creating authentic human behavior on stage—“Life in Fiction” we like to call it.  Our goal is create an environment and an experience where each audience member can feel like a fly on the wall, watching the lives of real people unfold and sometimes unravel right before their eyes.  We also work hard to give thought provoking entertainment to everyone who comes to our productions.

The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, owned and managed by the Hackensack Recreation and Cultural Department, hosts a variety of artistic events, including theatrical productions, poetry readings, art galas and historical reenactments. The Cultural Arts Center also produces its own programming, including comedy nights and an annual children’s show in December.