Co-producers Marin Theatre Company and Encore Theatre Company announced today that, due to extraordinary ticket demand, they will extend Circle Mirror Transformation by eight performances. Bay Area audiences now have the opportunity to experience the regional premiere of Annie Baker's award-winning play through Sunday, September 2.
During a six-week adult Creative Drama class, four strangers and their teacher learn more about themselves than they do about acting in the "biggest hit" by "one of the country's hottest young playwrights," (San Francisco Chronicle).
Listed among the top ten plays of 2009 by The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time Out New York, this quirky, tender comedy won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. This is the second of three plays that Baker set in the fictional college town of Shirley, Vermont, including Body Awareness, which Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley closed in March 2012 after an extended run, and The Aliens, which SF Playhouse closed in May 2012.
The cast of Circle Mirror Transformation features an all-star ensemble of Bay Area actors all returning to MTC's Boyer Theatre: Arwen Anderson (Bellwether, A Streetcar Named Desire), Julia Brothers (Seagull, Magic Forest Farm), L. Peter Callender (Seven Guitars, My Children! My Africa!), Marissa Keltie (Bellwether) and Robert Parsons (Communicating Doors, Pal Joey).
Marin Theatre Company presents the play by Annie Baker in a co-production with Encore Theatre Company, directed by Kip Fagan. Circle Mirror Transformation plays the following schedule: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm; Wed 7:30 pm; Sun 7:00 pm; and matinees on Thu 8/16, 1:00 pm; every Sun 2:00 pm; Sat 8/25 & 9/1, 2:00 pm.
Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times. Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif. TICKETS $36–$57. Discounts available: RUSH tickets: $15, available one hour prior to show, based on availability; Under 30: $20, all performances; Senior discounts: varies by performance. For group sales, contact Julie Knight, (415) 388-5200, ext. 3302.
ENGAGE "MTC Engaged" invites patrons to join MTC's artistic staff, designers and casts in conversation. A member of MTC's artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) hosts a Q&A talk back after every performance, except Saturday matinees and evenings, and Opening and Closing Nights.
MTC Engaged Special Events:
- Perspectives – pre-show topical lecture: Thu 8/16, 12:00 p.m.
- Director's Night – post-show conversation with director: Wed 8/22
Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American Playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation's best emerging playwrights and a National New Play Network Playwright in Residence. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. Founded in 1966.