Time Stands Still (May 11 – June 2, 2018)
The cast and crew of Time Stands Still holds the tape ball record at Open Book (Tape Ball is a game we often play before rehearsals and shows to warm up our bodies, connect to each other, and just have fun.)
Here are some memories from the team:
My first box set at Open Book. Wendy came in with some pretty clear ideas of what she wanted, which made the design process pretty quick, and I was able to start building almost immediately. The skylight with Harley’s lights and the sink with running water were probably my favorite parts of that set. I’m glad to know that my setup for the sink that I spent so much time figuring out has been used in other shows. – Eric Niece, Scenic Designer
I remember fighting with video to get a good realistic “rain falling on window” look, and being the perfectionist that I am, and also being weak in the field of video technology, I decided with Eric and Wendy to scrap that idea, and go with a more suggestive and expressive effect. It worked out really well as a blue out effect for the actors to enter and exit safely as well. I especially liked the “breakup” scene. My original plan was to have the scene start in dim “moonlight” and have one of them turn on the lights at some point in the scene. But as I thought about these episodes in my own life, I decided, and Wendy agreed that this conversation happens by the light of the TV and the moon from the windows. I was also very fond of Eric’s cornerstone at the downstage left edge of the set. It was a nice touch and it helped me hide my power cables for the TV in act 2. – Harley Miah, Lighting Designer
By Donald Margulies, directed by Wendy Katz Hiller. Featuring Krista Schafer Ewbank as Sarah, David Galido as James, Robert Schorr as Richard and Anna Doyle as Mandy. Scenic Design by Eric Niece. Lighting Design by Harley Miah. Stage Managed by Jillian Joie Dahl.