Last night, I finally got to see _Time Stands Still_ at the Cort. Honestly, I didn't really like it that much, and I'm not all that sure what would drive people to see this. It has the same basic plot a lot of other plays have, just set today instead of some other time. The climax doesn't really exist, and the characters act the way New Yorkers act. The only reasons I would go see this show are the acting and the set. The set is a Brooklyn loft, which includes a real working sink in the middle of the floor! Great tech work there. Reminds me a bit of when I lived in a Brooklyn loft for 2 years.
The acting, while not stupendous, is realistic and believable. I can believe those are real people on stage, with real problems and desires. The ability for all 4 of them to work with the dialogue is quite uncanny, seeing as much of it requires a subtext to work properly.
But, seriously, does Broadway really need another play about lovers who do things behind each others back and strain the lines of their communicative bond? Only if it's done creatively, which this one really doesn't.
3 out of 5.
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