Wally Gordon provides a review of Time Stands Still, a play by Donald Margulies at the Adobe Rose:
A complementary conundrum [of the journalist] is whether to engage with those you cover or remain aloof in the name of objectivity — “. . . to record life. Not change it,” in the words of Margulies. Do you help those who are suffering or only record their pain? Do you try to silence your own emotions in the name of giving voice to others? Are objectivity and aloofness possible—or desirable? These are the questions raised in this play.
While Margulies dramatically poses these questions, he is careful not to answer them. Instead, he maintains a precise balance that shows the dilemmas but allows the members of the audience to seek their own individual resolution to them.
For the full review, please see Talkin’ Broadway.