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Circle Mirror Transformation

by Annie Baker
Directed by Thomas Coté

Admission is free. 7pm in the Jewel Box Theater.

The InspiredBy Series are readings of plays that inspire us to explore and to create, featuring Workshop actors.

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Susan Izatt*
Joseph Franchini*
Diánna Martin
Jason Howard*
Alicia Campbell

"Annie Baker's play is an absolute feast. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION is the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word. ”—NY Times. 

"…orchestrated with a subtlety and unfailing naturalness that make the play's small revelations disarming and unexpected. The characterizations display a miniaturist attention to detail that goes down to the bone…" —Variety.

"Reverberates with seduction and sorrow…the play's final scene is devastatingly gentle." —Village Voice.

* Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Earlier Event: January 6
Later Event: January 13