“Circle Mirror Transformation” Exposes Actors to Life Lessons

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md. —Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker,  a play which exposes actors in a small-town drama class to life lessons, will be presented at the Hallam Theatre on April 18, 19, and 20, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on April 21, 8 p.m.  The production explores acting techniques and human relationships.    

“Circle Mirror Transformation” follows actors and an instructor at a community center during a six-week course. Through a series of improvisational exercises, the group releases romantic feelings, personal secrets and emotions that push them apart and bring them closer together. The comedy from new playwright Annie Baker landed on top ten lists of The New York Times and The New Yorker in 2010 and won the 2010 Obie Award for the best new American play.   

“Circle Mirror Transformation” is presented by the Communication and Theatre Department at Prince George’s Community College. Tickets for “Circle Mirror Transformation” are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, PGCC students and employees. For more information, call 301-546-0920.   

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and John Eager Howard Community Center. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  


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