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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/circle.php

Quotes & Highlights

  • “Charged with learning to listen, small-town Vermonters hear new notes in themselves in Annie Baker’s captivating drama-class drama.” -TimeOut Chicago *
    “…a wry and wise Chicago premiere directed by Dexter Bullard.” -Chicago Tribune

Description

_Circle Mirror Transformation _

By Annie Baker • Directed by Dexter Bullard

What do a flirty former actress, a pouty 16-year-old, a hippie husband and a divorced carpenter have in common? Very little, or at least that’s what they think until they take a six week community acting class. In this hilarious and touching play we catch glimpses of the poignant drama that animates ordinary lives. Called an “absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny play” by the New York Times, Circle Mirror Transformation celebrates the subtle and surprising power of creativity.

Circle Mirror Transformation recently premiered in New York at Playwrights Horizons, won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and was voted one of the top ten plays of 2009 by The New York Times, TimeOut New York, and The New Yorker. It was recently named one of the best plays of 2009-2010 in the latest edition of The Best Plays Theater Yearbook.