Circle Mirror Transformation
“A strong kick-off to the Shirley, VT Plays Festival! The town is fictional, but the emotions are plenty real. An awful lot gets expressed in a sneakily affecting production featuring a skilled cast that gives poignant voice to five lost souls.”
Directed by Melia Bensussen
When the four students in Marty’s creative drama class experiment with harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Set in the Shirley, Vermont community center, this beautifully crafted new comedy mixes antic sadness and hilarious detail, and became a runaway hit Off Broadway. The New York Times called Circle Mirror Transformation, “Absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny!” It was twice extended and played to sold-out houses at Playwrights Horizons in Sept. – Nov. 2009 and then remounted and extended once again in Dec. 2009 – Jan. 2010.
Circle Mirror Transformation runs October 15 through November 15 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (Wimberly Theatre). Prices range from $25 to $65.
Approximate running time: 1 hour 40 minutes.