CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker
October 15 - November 14, 2010
When the four students in Marty's creative drama class experiment with harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Set in the Shirley, Vermont community center, this beautifully crafted new comedy mixes antic sadness and hilarious detail, and became a runaway hit Off Broadway. "Absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny!" — The New York Times Three Boston theatre companies will engage in a landmark local collaboration to produce breakout writer Annie Baker's first three major plays — BODY AWARENESS, produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, produced by the Huntington, and THE ALIENS, produced by Company One — together in the first-ever festival dedicated to the work of this remarkable young writer. All three plays are set in Shirley, Vermont, a town not on any map. This festival event presents a special opportunity to examine the rich and varied lives of a small town filled with humor, good intentions, unintended consequences, and accidental beauty. Experience three miniature portraits of Shirley through the transcendent grace of one young writer's voice.