After seeing Donald Margulies’s stunning Time Stands Still, now at Studio Theatre, you just might walk away contemplating changes in your own life. Chiefly about two war correspondents struggling to make sense of a wild world and their places in it, the play will likely cut any thinking person to the core. Margulies explores moral and ethical issues surrounding what humans do — and don’t do — for others on a daily basis, and how they at least attempt to justify it all. Director Susan Fenichell has clearly worked hard with the show’s four marvelous actors (Holly Twyford, Greg McFadden, Laura C. Harris, Dan Illian), as well as her sharp artistic team to create a measured tone and pace throughout the show. It never lags, and the plot’s many small explosive devices reverberate long after they go off. To Feb. 12. Studio Theatre, 14th & P Streets NW. Tickets are $35 to $60. Call 202-332-3300 or visit studiotheatre.org.
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