Theatre TJC to present ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ | TJC

Theatre TJC to present ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’

For the next production of its 2017-18 season, Theatre TJC presents Annie Baker’s award-winning comedy, “Circle Mirror Transformation.”

The story traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermont residents who gather each week for an acting class taught at a local community center.

Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays imaginative – and sometimes awkward – theater games; and week by week, as their relationships develop, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama. Ultimately, they discover how the artificial intimacy of the acting class has shaped their lives in substantial ways.

The production is under the direction of Amy Dawson, TJC theater professor.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 15-18, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, Nov. 18, in Jean Browne Theatre located in Wise Cultural Arts on the TJC main campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free with a valid TJC ID. The TJC Box Office opens Wednesday, Nov. 8. Box office hours are noon-6 p.m. weekdays through the run of the show. For reservations, call 903-510-2212.

Cast includes: Marty, played by Nicki Dempsey of Tyler; James, Sean-Riley Cunningham of Tyler; Theresa, Ashton Eichelman of Harmony; Schultz, Levi Hawkins of Hughes Springs; and Lauren, Abigail Hopkins of Van. Assistant director is Walker Delk of Tyler, and stage manager is Grace Lutrell of Diana.

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