CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker
Presented for the first time in Wilmington as well! Marty, an acting teacher, holds an "Adult Creative Drama" class at the local community center. Her students include a recently divorced carpenter, a reserved high school junior, a former actress and Marty's husband. Marty takes her "students" through various acting exercises, where they act like trees, beds and baseball gloves. Through these harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. In one exercise, they act as one another and tell their life stories. As a possible romance begins, each of the group slowly reveal themselves. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.
"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 boneBaker is never blind to their weaknesses and faults, yet regards them all with a warm, empathetic eye." Variety.
"Smartly, sneakily, Baker gives us the rare theater centric play that's not self-obsessed. [CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION] is about real people exploring their lives through tiny leaps of faith and creativity." BackStage.
"Reverberates with seduction and sorrowthe play's final scene is devastatingly gentle." Village Voice.
Cape Fear Playhouse (View)
613 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|