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  Circle Mirror Transformation at Rep Stage - Horowitz Center

Circle Mirror Transformation

Rep Stage - Horowitz Center
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia

When a group of small town residents enrolled in a community-center drama class begin to experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Love triangles, family troubles, and personal triumphs abound in Baker's critically acclaimed play haled by the New York Times as "absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny".

Presented by Rep Stage

Thru - Mar 22, 2015



Price: $40

Running Time: 2hrs, 15mins;with one intermission

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  Circle Mirror Transformation Reviews
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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
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Washington Post - Recommended

"...Bakerís approach doesnít appeal to all theatergoers. Some get antsy at the long silences and lack of dramatic payoff. My advice: relax and enjoy as the drama-within-the-drama-class unfolds before you."
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Jane Horwitz


City Paper - Somewhat Recommended

"...That's one of the playwright's main themes: that maybe one shouldn't bare all of one's feelings to strangers; maybe some boundaries have legitimate purposes and should be respected. But in her effort to balance that theme with her two competing goals-realistically depicting an actual new-age theater class and satirizing such a class-she blunts the impact of each separate strategy. She never drops any of the three balls she's juggling, but she never gets them going very fast or very high either. And director Suzanne Beal, in doing her best to serve the script, falls into the same trap."
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Geoffrey Himes


MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...Performed at Howard Community Collegeís black box theatre, the stage is empty except for a blue exercise ball, a hula hoop, and a few mirrors. No large, lavish set pieces, colorful costumes, or special effects. Yet, the play is so well-crafted and performed that I found myself totally immersed into the story."
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Mark Beachy


DCTheatreScene - Recommended

Pretending becomes a pretext for change in Annie Bakerís subtly engrossing Circle Mirror Transformation, which unfolds with verite veracity at Rep Stage under the direction of Suzanne Beal. The ensemble is so good at portraying a miscellaneous crew of small-town Vermonters enrolled in a summer creative drama class you often feel as though you are eavesdropping on the goings-on at the community center.
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Jayne Blanchard



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