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Circle Theatre Announces its 30th Anniversary Season

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Circle Theatre, a professional regional theatre located in Sundance Square, is proud to announce its 30th Anniversary Season of shows for 2011. The Theatre plans to present five main stage productions, opening with the regional premiere of Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti. Previews will begin February 24th and the show will run through April 2nd.

Circle's upcoming season will also include the local premiere of Becky's New Car, by popular playwright, Steven Dietz, and the regional premiere of a family show, titled Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, conceived by Randy Sharp and Axis Company.

The following is a listing of Circle Theatre's 2011 Season of Shows:

Boeing Boeing
Written by Marc Camoletti
February 24 - April 2 (Opening Night: February 26)
Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival of a Play - 2009
Most performed French Play Throughout the World - Guinness Book of Records
Circle's 30th season takes off with this supersonic comedy that had Broadway audiences laughing non-stop. Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, has been deftly juggling the timetables of three fiancées who are all flight attendants. Everything works like clockwork until a friend stops over for a surprise visit and all three stewardesses change their flight schedules.
(Adult Content)
Directed by Robin Armstrong

Marvin's Room
Written by Scott McPherson
May 26 - June 25 (Opening Night: May 28)
Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award, The Drama Desk Award and John Gassner Award for Best New American Play (1991-1992)
When Marvin's Room opened, the New York Times called it "One of the funniest plays of the year, as well as one of the wisest and most moving." Bessie is the caretaker for her ailing father, Marvin, and her aunt Ruth. While nursing them, she learns that she has leukemia. Her only hope for a bone marrow transplant is to contact her estranged sister and nephews. Despite the serious subject matter, this play's enduring sense of humor proves that laughter and reconciliation are at the heart of healing.
(Adult content)
Directed by Harry Parker

Becky's New Car
Written by Steven Dietz
July 28 - August 27 (Opening Night: July 30)
Texas playwright, Steven Dietz, introduces us to Becky Foster, a normal kind of gal who is married, middle-aged and a mom. She isn't exactly unhappy, but from her desk at a car dealership, she can't help wanting to know what else is out there. Unexpected plot twists and turns make this touching comedy a journey well worth remembering.
(Adult Content)
Directed by Robin Armstrong

The Fantasticks (Co-produced by Circle Theatre and Theatre TCU)
Written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
September 22 - October 22 (Opening Night: September 24)
Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre -1992
World's Longest Running Musical - Guinness Book of Records
This musical gem is a captivating and simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, a wall - and the power and pain of young love.The dashing narrator, El Gallo, creates a "fantastic" world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one another.
Directed by Harry Parker

Seven in One Blow or The Brave Little Kid
Written and conceived by Randy Sharp and Axis Company
November 17 - December 17 (Opening Night: November 19)
Adapted from a classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music features a blend of creative technology and live performance. Children (and adults) in the audience will be encouraged to participate in many of the Kid's challenges with singing and organized "shout outs." This charming "panto-play" is appropriate for family entertainment.
Directed by Robin Armstrong

Individual ticket prices for shows are $20 - $30 ($25 - $35 for the musical). Preview performance tickets are $10 - $15.

Season tickets are $120 each. Corporate packages (four season tickets) are available for $460. Anyone who purchases a season ticket or corporate package by February 24, will receive a $10 discount on each season ticket. Gift Cards for Season Tickets are also on sale at the Theatre and online.

Circle Theatre's box office is open, Tuesday - Friday, from noon to 5pm. Call 817.877.3040 for further information and reservations or go to www.circletheatre.com for online ticketing

About Circle Theatre
In 2010, Circle was honored with DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards, including Robin Armstrong for her direction of Bach at Leipzig and Alan Shorter for his direction of Opus, with both casts also receiving awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. Regan Adair was awarded Outstanding Performance by an Actor for his performance in Something Intangible and Robin Armstrong was recognized for Outstanding Costumes and Fight Choreography for Bach at Leipzig. Circle garnered Fort Worth Weekly's Best of 2010 Critic's Awards, for Best Production (Opus) and Direction (Alan Shorter) and Best Theater Troupe.

Circle Theatre's mission is to present contemporary and innovative productions in its intimate 125-seat setting. The Theatre is partially supported by the City of Fort Worth, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, The Community Foundation of North Texas, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For further information, please visit our fan page on Facebook, www.CircleTheatre.com, or Twitter at CIRCLE_THEATRE

Circle Theatre offers complimentary valet parking and ADA approved access, seating, and parking

For more information, visit www.circletheatre.com or look for Circle Theatre on Facebook & follow CIRCLE_THEATRE on Twitter.

 


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