Breathing Time

March 21 - April 13, 2014
IATI Theater

Written by Beau Willimon
Directed by Aaron Rossini

The world premiere of a new play by Beau Willimon

Jack and Mike are bankers – one reckless and larger than life, the other responsible and grounded.  When we meet them, their typical morning ritual proves to be anything but routine. Three weeks later, Jack’s sister and Mike’s wife meet for dinner – two strangers connected by only a photograph.  Denise is a struggling dancer trying to make ends-meet.  Julie is a suburban mother doing her best to raise a young son.  Fate has brought this quartet together. But they refuse to let it tear them apart.

Runtime: 100 minutes (no intermission)


Whitney Conkling
Craig Wesley Divino*
Lee Dolson*
John Racioppo
Shannon Marie Sullivan*
Molly Thomas*

Stage Manager: Brooke Redler*
Producer: Melanie Hopkins
Set Design: Tristan Jeffers
Lighting Design: John Eckert
Costume Design: Isabelle Fields
Sound Design: Chad Raines
Technical Director & Production Manager: Nate Frieswyk
Poster Design: Mandi O'Brien

* appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association


…a simple study in how ordinary relationships can be shaped or put in perspective by much larger events... Mr Divino and Mr Dolson make it absorbing and amusing.
— The New York Times
Willimon’s gift for incisive characterizations and colorful dialogue is well on display. The ensemble deliver strong performances, with particularly fine work by Divino as the endlessly gregarious Jack.
— The Hollywood Reporter
There are excellent moments in the play, including a monologue in which Jack tells a defining story from his childhood in two ways — first funny, then heartbreaking.
— Entertainment Weekly
A brilliant study in character… It’s just about the most hopeful sign of humanity that you’ll see on a stage anywhere. Breathing Time is blessed with a superb cast… which achieves an understatement that resembles the best in film acting.
— The Wrap
Willimon writes some of the strongest and most realistic dialogue in theater…he is one of our strongest modern playwrights.