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Otterbein Summer Theatre Presents Circle Mirror Transformation

June 18, 2012

Westerville, OH—Otterbein Summer Theatre presents Circle Mirror Transformation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21; 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, and Friday, June 29; and 8 p.m. on June 22-23 and June 28-20 at the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville. Tickets cost $22. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/theatre.

A sharply funny new play by emerging playwright Annie Baker, Circle Mirror Transformation follows five people through a summer of “creative drama” in their small town’s adult acting class. Led by their bohemian acting coach, the five experiment with harmless theatre games that unexpectedly lead to poignant discoveries about themselves and each other. At turns surprisingly funny and subtly insightful, this revealing play reminds us why theatre is the most human of all arts.

Otterbein Summer Theatre’s production of Circle Mirror Transformation will be guest directed by Taibi Magar, a 2004 graduate of Otterbein University. Her professional credits include The Dime Show at Women’s Project (co-director); Small Craft Warnings at Brown/Trinity Rep; On the 5:31 and The Upstart at Rising Phoenix Rep; Hamlet and Inhale at The Gallery Players – New York; Rum & Vodka at Faux Real; Kindertransport, The Wake of Jamey Foster and Fran’s Bed at NYU Tisch; and Orson’s Shadow at Outrageous Fortune. She has also done extensive work with the NYU MFA Playwriting program, LAByrinth Theatre Company and The Public Theater. As an assistant, she has worked at The Alley Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Shakespeare On the Sound, SPF and Broadway's production of Exit The King. In 2008, she was a directing fellow at the Shakespeare Lab. She is currently pursuing master of fine arts degree in directing at Brown University.

Individual tickets for Circle Mirror Transformation cost $22 each. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability. The opening night performance on Thursday, June 21, begins at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by a reception. Matinees on June 24 and June 29 begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, features two performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All other performances begin at 8 p.m.

The box office is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to performances. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 823-1109. The Otterbein Summer Theatre Box Office is located in the lower level of the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St., Westerville. For more information about the Otterbein Summer Theatre season, call (614) 823-1109 or visit the Art Scene page at www.otterbein.edu/drama.

DETAILS:

Circle Mirror Transformation
By: Annie Baker
June 21-24, June 28-30 (Two performances June 29 – 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Guest Directed by: Taibi Magar
Scenic Designer: Brad Steinmetz
Costume Designer: Julia Ferreri
Lighting Designer: Elliot France
Sound Designer: PJ Peters

CAST LIST

  • MartyHannah Barrens
  • SchulzSean Murphy
  • TheresaEmily Vanni
  • JamesAustin Ramsey
  • LaurenKay Rommel

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Thursday, June 21 * 7:30 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
Friday, June 22 8:00 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
Saturday, June 23 8:00 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
Sunday, June 24 2:00 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
Friday, June 29 2:00 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
Friday, June 29 8:00 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
Saturday, June 30 8:00 p.m. Campus Center Theatre,
100 W. Home St., Westerville
* Opening night: reception following performance
Circle Mirror One

Austin Ramsey (James), Sean Murphy (Schultz), Emily Vanni (Theresa), Hannah Barrens (Marty), and Kay Rommel (Lauren) in the Otterbein Summer Theatre production of Circle Mirror Transformation.
Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

Circle Mirror Two

Austin Ramsey (James), Sean Murphy (Schultz), Hannah Barrens (Marty), Emily Vanni (Theresa), and Kay Rommel (Lauren) in the Otterbein Summer Theatre production of Circle Mirror Transformation.
Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

Circle Mirror Three

Kay Rommel (Lauren), Sean Murphy (Schultz), Emily Vanni (Theresa), Austin Ramsey (James), and Hannah Barrens (Marty) in the Otterbein Summer Theatre production of Circle Mirror Transformation.
Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

Circle Mirror Four

Kay Rommel (Lauren), Sean Murphy (Schultz) and Emily Vanni (Theresa) in the Otterbein Summer Theatre production of Circle Mirror Transformation.
Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

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