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    Presented by at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    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.

    Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    527 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:

    $25-$89, $25 "35 Below" tickets for patrons 35 years and younger (valid I.D. required), $5 senior and military discounts, $10 Subscriber and B.U. Community discounts, $20 back row of the balcony (limited availability), $15 student rush seats (available two hours before curtain time for each performance)

    General Day and Time Info:

    Fri. 10/15 @ 8pm Sat. 10/16 @ 8pm Sun. 10/17 @ 7pm Tues. 10/19 @ 7:30pm Wed. 10/20 @ 7pm - Opening Night Thurs. 10/21* @ 7:30pm Fri. 10/22 @ 8pm Sat. 10/23 @ 2pm & 8pm Sun. 10/24 @ 2pm & 7pm Tues. 10/26 @ 7:30pm Wed. 10/27 @ 2pm & 7:30pm Thurs. 10/28* @ 7:30pm Fri. 10/29 @ 8pm Sat. 10/30 @ 2pm & 8pm Sun. 10/31* @ 2pm Wed. 11/3 @ 7:30pm Thurs. 11/4 @ 7:30pm Fri. 11/5 @ 8pm Sat. 11/6 @ 2pm & 8pm Sun. 11/7 @ 2pm & 7pm Tues. 11/9 @ 7:30pm Wed. 11/10* @ 2pm & 7:30pm Thurs. 11/11 @ 7:30pm Fri. 11/12 @ 8pm Sat. 11/13 @ 2pm & 8pm Sun. 11/14 @ 2pm. *Related Special Event - FREE with the purchase of a ticket to any performance: Thurs. 10/21 - Out & About Club: G.L.B.T. audience members are invited to a post-show party at the theatre. Sun. 10/31 - Humanities Forum: A lively post-performance session on the historical and literary context of the show. Thurs. 10/28 & Wed. 11/10 - Actors Forum: Participating members of the cast take questions after the performance.

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    • Event Name: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker
      3.5 out of 5 stars rating "Interesting enough"
      Review posted by: Theatergoer from Boston, MA, Nov 08, 2010

      Acting was generally quite good, especially character of Theresa and Schultz. Kind of a quirky piece of theater, but found it a bit challenging in the attention-holding department as it's a series of... Expand

    • Event Name: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Funny and poignant"
      Review posted by: janet243 from Boston, Oct 25, 2010

      Circle Mirror Transformation is a beautiful, smart play about 5 people in an acting class. You'll find you care about them from practically the first minute, and will be very moved as their stories... Expand

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