Tuesday, February 12, 2013
CAST is looking for actors for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play by Annie Baker that won the 2009 Obie Award for Best New American Play.
Auditions will be on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. in the theater at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River. Callbacks will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Performances will be May 9-12 and 16-18.
Tom Burns is the director, and Kathy Williams is the production manager.
Scripts are available before auditions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to bring your calendar so you can fill out the audition form with any dates you will not be available.
In this funny, curiously potent play, four people enroll in an adult creative drama class at a small-town community center. Leading the class through acting games and exercises is Marty, who has had success with her creative drama class for children, but who seems in over her head with these adults who have fully formed neuroses.
Marty is married to James, an economics professor who has enrolled in the class at Marty's request and is trying to reconnect with an upset daughter from a previous marriage.
Schultz is a carpenter who’s recently divorced but hasn’t stopped wearing his wedding ring, and thinks a fling with fellow student Theresa might be a good way to get back into the dating game.
Theresa is enthusiastic and eager, a New York transplant recovering from an unhappy relationship. She can’t resist flirting with every man in sight.
Sullen and withdrawn, teenager Lauren is an aspiring actress or veterinarian, and is full of angst dealing with her feelings about her troubled family life.
When Marty’s creative drama class begins to experiment with seemingly harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won.
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