Circle Mirror Transformation extends one week


Extended through September 2, 2012

MILL VALLEY, CA—Co-producers Marin Theatre Company and Encore Theatre Company announced today that, due to extraordinary ticket demand, they will extend Circle Mirror Transformation by eight performances. Bay Area audiences now have the opportunity to experience the regional premiere of Annie Baker’s award-winning play through Sunday, September 2.

Giving Circle Mirror Transformation the San Francisco Chronicle’s highest rating (“Wild Applause”), theater critic Robert Hurwitt called the play “eloquent... luminous... [and] revelatory.” “Hilarious and moving,” wrote Chad Jones on his TheaterDogs blog. “It’s an engrossing, vibrant experience,” noted Janos Gereben on “The effect of Baker’s play, and the result of the excellent cast’s work, is involvement: a rare participation in the thinking and feeling of the characters… provides a memorable experience.”

During a six-week adult Creative Drama class, four strangers and their teacher learn more about themselves than they do about acting in the “biggest hit” by “one of the country’s hottest young playwrights,” (San Francisco Chronicle). Listed among the top ten plays of 2009 by The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time Out New York, this quirky, tender comedy won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. This is the second of three plays that Baker set in the fictional college town of Shirley, Vermont, including Body Awareness, which Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley closed in March 2012 after an extended run, and The Aliens, which SF Playhouse closed in May 2012.

The cast of Circle Mirror Transformation features an all-star ensemble of Bay Area actors all returning to MTC’s Boyer Theatre: Arwen Anderson (Bellwether, A Streetcar Named Desire), Julia Brothers (Seagull, Magic Forest Farm), L. Peter Callender (Seven Guitars, My Children! My Africa!), Marissa Keltie (Bellwether) and Robert Parsons (Communicating Doors, Pal Joey).



Marin Theatre Company
Co-production with Encore Theatre Company
By Annie Baker
Directed by Kip Fagan
Featuring Arwen Anderson,* Julia Brothers,* L. Peter Callender,* Marissa Keltie* and Robert Parsons*
* Member, Actor’s Equity Association

EXTENDED through September 2
Now playing (August 2 – September 2, 2012)

Performance Days
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm
Sun 7:00 pm
Matinees: Thu 8/16, 1:00 pm | Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 8/25 & 9/1, 2:00 pm

Check or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times.

Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

HIGHEST RATING! “Eloquent… luminous… revelatory… scores on every level.” – San Francisco Chronicle

During a six-week adult Creative Drama class, four strangers and their teacher learn more about themselves than they do about acting. Don’t miss this regional premiere of this “hilarious and moving” (Theater Dogs) comedy.

Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play

$36–$57, details below (discounts available for Seniors and those Under 30)

Ticket Prices
Previews: $36 all
Opening Night & Sat Evenings: $52 side | $57 center
Tues: $36 | $41
Wed, Thu, Sun Evenings & Matinees: $41 | $46
Fri: $47 | $52

Discounts available:
RUSH tickets: $15, available one hour prior to show, based on availability
Under 30: $20, all performances
Senior discounts: varies by performance, please call

For group sales, contact Julie Knight, (415) 388-5200, ext. 3302

“MTC Engaged” invites patrons to join MTC’s artistic staff, designers and casts in conversation. A member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) hosts a Q&A talk back after every performance, except Saturday matinees and evenings, and Opening and Closing Nights.

MTC Engaged Special Events:
• Perspectives – pre-show topical lecture: Thu 8/16, 12:00 p.m.
• Director’s Night – post-show conversation with director: Wed 8/22

“MTC All Access” strives to make theater accessible to all audiences. For visually impaired patrons, Large Print playbills are available at the box office at all performances, Digital playbills that are compatible with screen reader software are available online starting one week before the first performance of a production, and Braille playbills are available with two-weeks advance notice through partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To request a Braille playbill, call MTC’s Box Office, (415) 388-5208, or use the California Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing “711.” For hearing impaired patrons, amplified sound Listening Devices are available.

CONTACT | (415) 388-5208 |

Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a National New Play Network Playwright in Residence. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. Founded in 1966.

Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email

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