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Circle Mirror Transformation

By Annie Baker
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00am to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Second Stage

Circle Mirror Transformation
By Annie Baker
Directed by Danny Hanna

Circle Mirror Transformation is a charming story following the members of a community center adult acting class and analyzing their lives outside of class.

In the small town of Shirley, Vermont, five strangers gather in a dance studio to embark on a unique journey together in a create drama class for adults. Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group -- Schultz, a recently divorced, emotionally vulnerable carpenter, Teresa, an earnest and vibrant former actress, James, Marty's quiet and genial husband, and Lauren, a reserved and self-conscious high schooler -- move through a series of acting exercises, ranging from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. In this one small room, through these few seemingly trivial games, quiet wars are waged, emotional wounds are nursed and healing is finally, slowly, able to begin. In Annie Baker's quiet masterpiece, Circle Mirror Transformation, the audience takes a transcendent journey through the mundane into the profound. 

Friday, May 10th, 7:30p
Saturday, May 11th, 7:30p
Sunday, May 12th, 3:00p
Thursday, May 16th, 7:30p
Friday, May 17th, 7:30p
Saturday, May 18th, 7:30p
Sunday, May 19th, 3:00p

Ticket Prices:
General Adult: $18.00
Senior: $10.00
Student w/ ID: $10.00
UCSC Student w/ ID: $8.00
UCSC Faculty and Staff: $8.00
UCSC Alumni: $8.00
UCSC Undergraduates w/ ID: FREE

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Ticket window opens 1 hour prior to scheduled event start time.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled event start time.

Parking $5.

Photo: Gerd Altmann