Circle Mirror Transformation
Date(s): 10/24/2013, 10/25/2013, 10/26/2013 Date(s): 10/31/2013, 11/1/2013, 11/2/2013 Date(s): 10/27/2013, 11/3/2013
Thursdays - Saturdays, October 24 – 26 and October 31 – November 2 at 8 pm, Sundays October 27 and November 3 at 3 pm.
Court Square Theater, 41 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and groups of 10 or more. Thursday, October 31 is Pay What You Will Night.
Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play, the New York Times described Circle Mirror Transformation as “absorbing, unblinking, sharply funny”.
The Story: How do you get a carpenter, former actress or teenager pretend they are a tree? Put them together in a community-center drama class. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION reveals the humor in human foibles as 5 souls intersect in a community acting class. Through 'theater games,' they are transformed while learning about themselves and each other; about love and relationships.
The Valley Playhouse cast includes veteran actors-- Harrisonburg residents Mary Ruberry, Howard Jeffries, Jenny Sappington, Elkton’s Stephen Winegard, and Angela Trovato, a Pittsburg resident and current Theatre major at JMU. Ms. Ruberry, a JMU theatre major in the late 1970’s has returned to the Valley after an acting and directing career that included lead roles with Washington’s prestigious Wooly Mammoth Theatre. Mr. Weingard worked as a Hollywood stunt man/film actor and had a continuing role on the long-running television General Hospital series. The play is directed by Tom Arthur, former James Madison theater faculty member and department head, and designed by David Vogel, faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College.
ABOUT THE VALLEY PLAYHOUSE
The Valley Playhouse, Harrisonburg’s community theater has been providing theater and opportunities to participate in theatrical productions to the Harrisonburg community for over 50 years. Housed on Water Street for fifteen years, for the past 7 years the Playhouse has been staging plays at Court Square Theater at 61 Graham Street. Recent productions include The Nerd, Enchanted April, Love Songs, Messiah on the Frigidaire, Lion in Winter, Our Town, Three Viewings and the debut of The End of The World as We Know It. The Playhouse has provided many opportunities for novice and experienced actors and volunteers to participate in local theater in addition to providing a rich cultural experience for the community.