Red Turnip presents Time Stands Still, a play for single people

Get ready to say hi to your feelings (and other people’s feelings, too).


( We are not kidding. Or we are, actually. Over high fives and laughter, director Rem Zamora and the rest of the Red Turnip folks jested that Time Stands Still is welcoming single people at Whitespace over Valentine’s weekend. Needless to say, a story of deconstruction of a romance is embedded in the play penned by Donald Marguilles. In that regard, we are kidding-because this play is actually for all of us.


It seems removed from our reality at first glance. What do we know about being a photo journalist in war-torn Middle East? What do we know about that? Even if you’re only half-human, that side of you will feel a pull to find an answer to that question.


Ana Abad Santos as Sarah will be offering an insight into that life and while chatting with her and co-stars Nonie Buencamino, Nor Domingo, and Giannina Ocampo, we already felt the change in them having been introduced to this acclaimed drama originally starring Laura Linney and David Harbour.




It has everything we’ve come to expect from a Red Turnip production-intelligent dialogue peppered with humor that relies upon a strong cast. This time, we’re being beckoned to learn about what happens to love when you wake up as a different person-who needs to adjust to a new life, after experiencing something that’s essentially quite isolating? Sarah’s not just a photo journalist, she’s a photo journalist injured on duty, nursing permanent physical scars. How will she interact with James (played by Buencamino), her boyfriend who left her alone in the warzone, and everyone else in her life?

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If there’s anything we love about Red Turnip, it is their impeccable taste in material. They’re more than "intimate" in their selection-they’re engaging. They make you want to stand around the theater, beer in hand, discussing the themes in the play. That they mercifully do not shove down your throat.



Also read: 10 Plays and Musicals to Watch in 2015


Time Stands Still opens on January 30 and runs until March 8 at Whitespace Manila, Chino Roces Avenue Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City. Tickets are available at Ticketworld.

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