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Circle Mirror Transformation

by Annie Baker
Friday, May 10, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019
Second Stage, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Theater Arts Department

By Annie Baker
Directed by Danny Hanna

In the small town of Shirley, Vermont, five strangers gather in a dance studio to embark on a unique journey together in a creative drama class for adults. Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group--Schultz, a recently divorced, emotionally vulnerable carpenter, Teresa, an earnest and vibrant former actress, James, Marty’s quiet and genial husband, and Lauren, a reserved and self-conscious high schooler--move through a series of acting exercises, ranging from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. In this one small room, through these few seemingly trivial games, quiet wars are waged, emotional wounds are nursed, and healing is finally, slowly, able to begin. In Annie Baker’s quiet masterpiece, Circle Mirror Transformation, the audience takes a transcendent journey through the mundane into the profound.

(Photo credit: Pixabay)

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Full schedule of events:
May 10-19, 2019
Thursday-Friday-Saturday at 7:30PM
Sunday at 3PM

The Second Stage has 215 fixed seats and offers space for 2 wheelchairs with 1–3 guests each. There are no stairs in the Second Stage. 
Seating is general admission.

$18 Adult
$10 Seniors (62+)
$10 Students w/ ID (Non-UCSC)
$8 Youth/Child/Infant (12 and under)
$8 UCSC Alumni (w/ Alumni Association card; limited to 2 tickets)
$8 UCSC Staff and Faculty w/ ID (limited to 2 tickets)
$8 UCSC Students (including Grad Students)
$0 UCSC Undergrad Only (eligible for 1 free $0 ticket per production)

Advance tickets available here at
Ticket window opens 1 hour prior to scheduled event start time.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled event start time.
Parking $5.