Circle Theatre's 2017 Season Opens with WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE)

Circle Theatre opens its 36th Season with Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut (Music by James Sugg). The subject of this play-as we are told at the outset-is love, pure and complicated. Adapted from three Kurt Vonnegut stories, playwright Aaron Posner sews together a seamless evening of hilarity. Down a well-worn path, hand-in-hand, take a walk with seven versatile actors as you catch a genuine glimpse into humankind's most elusive sentiment. Real folks. Real fun. Real love.

Circle's production is directed by Steven Pounders and features James Bynane* (Actor 1 - Tom Newton), Marisa Diotalevi (Actor 7 - Doris Sawyer/Gloria Hilton), Matthew Holmes** (Actor 3 - Newt/Joey/John Murra), Julie K. Rhodes** (Actor 4 - Catharine/Helene Shaw/Paula Newton), Sherry Jo Ward** (Actor 2 - Kate Newton), Thomas Ward* (Actor 6 - Verne Miller/George Murra), and Jeff Wittekiend** (Actor 5 - Harry Nash/Roy Crocker).

Circle Theatre's production team members include Megan Beddingfield* (Stage Manager), Clare Floyd DeVries (Set Design), John Leach (Lighting Design), David H.M. Lambert (Sound Design), Brittny Mahan (Costume Design) and Kyle Montgomery* (Prop Design/Assistant Stage Manager).

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Equity Membership Candidate

Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) will have a 15 minute intermission.

About the Playwright

Aaron Posner (Playwright) was the founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Arden Theatre and is an Associate Artist at the Folger Theatre and the Milwaukee Rep. He has won numerous awards as a director and playwright, including A Theatre Bay Area Award, three Barrymore Awards, an Outer Circle Critics Award, The John Gassner Award, and a Helen Hayes Awards as director or playwright four of the last ten years. His plays include My Name Is Asher Lev; The Chosen; Stupid F***ing Bird; Sometimes A Great Notion; A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (with James Sugg); and many others. Aaron has directed more than 150 productions at major regional theatres across the country. He is an Eisenhower Fellow, a graduate of Northwestern University, is from Eugene, Oregon, and lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and his amazing daughter, Maisie.

About the Director

Steven Pounders (Director) returns to Circle for his fifth season as a director: Clever Little Lies (2016), Other Desert Cities (2015), The Other Place (2014) & A Bright New Boise (2013). Steven is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. In addition to teaching and directing for the Baylor Theatre, he is a professional actor and director and has worked with Off Broadway theatres that include the Cherry Lane, Theatre Row, and the Ensemble Studio; and regional theatres including PlayMakers Repertory, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Stage West, Casa Mañana, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, and, of course, Circle Theatre. Steven is a company member of the NY production group, the Resonance Ensemble. He appeared at Circle Theatre as an actor in Mistakes Were Made and Bach at Leipzig.


Tickets: Make reservations online at, http://www.circletheatre.com, by calling 817.877.3040, or at the Circle Theatre Box Office, 230 West Fourth Street between Houston and Throckmorton, in downtown Fort Worth. Senior, Student, Military, KERA, Press Pass, S.T.A.G.E., and Group discounts are available. Half-price tickets for students are sold 30 minutes before show time, subject to availability. Complimentary valet parking is available for all performances. Patrons with special needs should contact our box office.


About Circle Theatre
Founded in 1981 by Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry, Circle Theatre is currently producing its thirty-fifth season of live theatre in Fort Worth. Circle Theatre's mission is the advocacy of contemporary plays rarely seen in this community. Circle is committed to presenting professional, innovative theatre in an intimate setting. The Theatre is partially supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support comes from the Amon G. Carter Foundation; Communities Foundation of Texas; Fifth Avenue Foundation; Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust - Bank of America, NA; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc. To read Circle Theatre's full history visit: http://circletheatre.com/about/history.

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