ViSTA Theater proudly presents this local premiere of Annie Baker's play Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Kate McKnight.
It opened Off-Broadway in 2009 and won the Obie Award for Best New American Play.
In Shirley, Vermont, Marty holds an "Adult Creative Drama" class at the local community center. The people who sign up for her class are Schultz, a recently divorced carpenter; Lauren, a reserved high school junior; Theresa, a former actress; and Marty's husband James. Marty takes the "students" through various acting and dramatic exercises; In one exercise, they act as one another and tell their life stories. As a possible romance begins each of the group slowly reveal themselves.
June 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm
June 9, 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 pm
$20 general; $15 students/seniors
SEATING IS LIMITED
Tickets will be available online (see ticketleap in this event post), or at the door
Aletha McFerrin Lang — Marty
Michael Harrison — James
Jay Parks — Schultz
Rachel Hibler — Theresa
Ciara Montana — Lauren
The New York Times reviewer called the play "absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny,” and wrote: "The artificiality of the acting games just emphasizes the naturalness of the characters’ real lives and feelings. Group members pose as trees, beds and baseball gloves. They perform emotional scenes using only gibberish words."