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Circle Mirror Transformation

"If. I. Wanted. To. Become. An. Actress. I. Would. Just. Go. Home."



When four lost New Englanders enrolled in Marty’s community center drama class experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Annie Baker’s new comedy is a beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

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Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Witness the ultimate showdown of fact vs. fiction when Moe and Jack Rouse and Randolph Wadsworth present THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT beginning Oct. 19 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. This whip-smart comedy will run through Nov. 16, with opening night on Oct. 24.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The National Theatre today announced that Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, Dance Nation) production of A Taste of Honey, the remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19, will transfer to the West End immediately following a nine-week UK tour. A Taste of Honey will play a limited 12-week run at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with an opening night on Monday 9 December. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 11 October.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 19, 2019
Imelda Staunton joined the world of Downton Abbey for the upcoming feature film, out in theaters this Friday. In the film, Staunton plays Maud Bagshaw, a lady in waiting to Queen Mary.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Circle Mirror Transformation! A collection of quirky Vermont locals enrolls in Marty's a?oeAdult Creative Dramaa?? class; including James, Marty's apprehensive husband; Theresa, a darling former actress from New York; Lauren, an awkward high school junior and Schultz, a vulnerable and recently divorced carpenter. These once-strangers begin to know each other far more intimately than expected as they traverse along with Marty's seemingly silly theater games and exercises. The group finds itself thrust into real-life love triangles, family troubles, confessions, and unexpected transformations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Jodie Prenger Stars In The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY At The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.
by Dara Homer - Nov 28, 2018
In the author's note to her play Circle Mirror Transformation, playwright Annie Baker writes, 'I hope that you will portray these characters with compassion.  They are not fools.'  American Theatre Company's production of Circle Mirror Transformation, which recently finished its run at Studio 308, presented an incredibly compassionate and warm depiction of Baker's eclectic cast of characters.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Following two sold out runs at the National Theatre in London, a successful run at London's Roundhouse, and a world tour, Nigerian-born playwright Inua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles makes its New York and BAM debut December 3-8. The sold-out sensation explores the diversity of Black male identity via the intimate community of the barber shop, where men across the African diaspora have gathered for 2 generations to discuss the world and their lives.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2019
Imelda Staunton is set to take on the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in a new West End production of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2019
Earlier today it was reported that Olivier Award-winner Imelda Staunton will take over as Queen Elizabeth on the hit Netflix drama, The Crown.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The Center for Fiction, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that's created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Craft Talk: Annie Baker & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who are close friends and accomplished playwrights. will dive into a conversation about realism and the fourth wall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, proudly presents its 11th annual children's production, the Utah premiere of PETE THE CAT. Based on the popular book series by Kimberly and James Dean, the stage musical features music by Will Aronson and book/lyrics by Sarah Hammond.
by Elliot Lanes - May 29, 2019
Today's subject David Muse is currently living his theatre life as the Artistic Director of Studio Theatre. This season marks his ninth in the position. He became only the second Artistic Director in the company's history when founder Joy Zinoman stepped down in 2010.He is currently represented as a director at Studio Theatre with The Children which is now playing through June 9th in the Metheny Theatre space.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
For its final production of the 2018-2019 season, the University of Washington School of Drama will present Annie Baker's Body Awareness, June 5 - 9, 2019 in the Jones Playhouse. The production is jointly directed by first-year MFA directors Andrew Coopman and Kristie Post Wallace in their UW Drama mainstage debuts.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the Broadway production of Tracy Letts's Linda Vista. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the production will feature Ian Barford (Wheeler), Sally Murphy (Margaret), Caroline Neff (Anita), Chantal Thuy (Minnie), Jim True-frost (Paul), Cora Vander Broek (Jules) and Troy West (Michael).
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison announced today the appointment of Karen Zacarias and Nicole A. Watson as new Associate Artists for the theatre. They will join Wendy C. Goldberg on the Playhouse artistic team, working closely with Robison on season planning, new play development and community engagement.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Casting has been announced for Actually, the European premiere of Anna Ziegler's first play in London since Photograph 51.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso announce the lineup of their 2019-2020 season, featuring three world premieres, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a classic Tony Award-winning comedy by one of the world's most celebrated playwrights, and two adaptations of powerful literary works. 
by Gina Zenyuch - Jun 3, 2019
Alliance Repertory Theatre Company presents 'Circle Mirror Transformation.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Ronete Levenson, Zoe Van Tieghem and Meghann Garmany in Moses on August 16th, 17th and 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Sundance Institute's 2019 Theatre Lab convenes Monday, July 8; the Institute announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
In our age of fake news, victim shaming and #metoo; and hot on the heels of recent documentaries It Happened One Night (Louis Theroux/ BBC) and Sex on Trial (Channel 4), Actually is an urgent exploration into our need for an absolute truth when faced with opposing versions; can we ever truly know what happened between two people behind closed doors?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Imelda Staunton is set to take on the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in a new West End production of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Jacob G. Padron and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Miller, Mississippi, by Boo Killebrew, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, from January 9 through February 2, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Mad Cow Theatre announces cast of Hand to God by Robert Askins
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Imelda Staunton is to set play Queen Elizabeth in the fifth and final season of The Crown, according to Variety.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Santa Paula Theater Center kicks off their 35th season with Lauren Gunderson's comedy drama THE REVOLUTIONISTS from February 7 through March 15, 2020 on the Main Stage of the Santa Paula Theater, 125 South 7th Street (corner of Main and 7th) in downtown Santa Paula.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY with impel theatre present their production of 'Watching Glory Die,' written by celebrated Canadian playwright Judith Thompson (Crackwalker; Lion in the Streets; Perfect Pie).
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 1, 2020
Now that the ball has dropped, the confetti has been cannoned, 'Auld Lang Syne' has been sung (although no one actually knows the words), and the calendar has flipped, we thought that this would be an appropriate time to look back at the recently elapsed decade with a bit of hindsight to see what we - as a theatre community - can learn and take into 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
The National Theatre today announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani's production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014, designed by Hildegard Bechtler and reconceived in an exciting new production, featuring a live on stage band, for the tour.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 7, 2019
The National Theatre today announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani's production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014, designed by Hildegard Bechtler and reconceived in an exciting new production, featuring a live on-stage band, for the tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios must end on Saturday 29 February 2020.
by Gina Zenyuch - Feb 22, 2019
Need a good laugh? The Chatham Community Players may have the cure with Rick Abbott's hilarious play within a play, Play On! Directed by John A.C. Kennedy, it's an uproarious behind-the scenes comedy in the tradition of Noises Off.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2019
Don't miss the Utah premiere of PETE THE CAT, playing now through December 30th!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Arrival) production of A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years this week, opening on Thursday at Trafalgar Studios. The remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19 will play a limited 12-week run in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with a press night on Monday 9 December.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Jacob G. Padron and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Miller, Mississippi, by Boo Killebrew, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, from January 9 through February 2, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents a cure for the winter blues with the laugh-out-loud, world premiere comedy Slow Food by Wendy MacLeod, writer of the acclaimed play Women in Jeopardy and the TV cult sensation "Popular," from January 9 to February 3 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, according to Artistic Director Sean Daniels and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Pinch 'N' Ouch To Present Atlanta Premiere Of THE ANTIPODES by Pulitzer Prize Winner Annie Baker.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Studio Theatre concludes its 40th Anniversary Season Main Series productions with the DC premiere of playwright Lucy Kirkwood's urgent and unsettling eco-thriller The Children, directed by Studio Artistic Director David Muse. Inspired in part by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear explosion in Japan, Kirkwood's disaster drama begins as an old love triangle flaring to life in the aftermath of a natural disaster and morphs into a disquieting look at the cataclysmic impact of human intervention in the natural world. The Children deepens Muse's relationship with Kirkwood's work he directed the US premiere of her Olivier Award-winning epic play Chimerica in 2015.
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