Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation Will Get Chicago Debut in 2011
12 Jul 2010
Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker's delicate play about the interaction of actors in an acting class at a Vermont community center, will make its Chicago premiere in a staging by the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre.
Dexter Bullard will direct the rueful comedy, which was acclaimed and much-extended in its world premiere by Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in 2009-10.
Circle Mirror Transformation won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. The small-cast play is expected to have a wide life in regional theatres; The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, will produce it in the fall, South Coast Rep will stage it in January 2011. VG performances will play the Richard Christiansen Theater Feb. 25-April 10, 2011.
The previously announced season includes work by Edward Albee, Joel Drake Johnson, Julie Hébert and Charles Smith.
For more information, visit www.victorygardens.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.