Edge Ensemble presents ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’
KEENE. N.H. -- The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will present Annie Baker’s award-winning play, "Circle Mirror Transformation," for seven performances from June 14-23, at Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library Annex, 76 Winter St.
In the artsy, fictional small town of Shirley, Vt., an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for an acting class taught by Marty (played by Kim Dupuis). Her students are a recently divorced carpenter (Helmut Heidl), a high school junior (Ruby Dupuis-Morrison), a former actress (Katrina Spenceman) and Marty’s husband (Mark DiPietro). Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays Marty’s imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theater games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real life drama as the students unwittingly reveal intimate aspects of themselves and discover cracks in their lives and relationships. Both funny and painful, the class becomes an odyssey of self-discovery and transformation for these five questing individuals.
This play, which was a runaway hit off-Broadway in 2009, won the 2010 Obie award for the Best New American Play, and landed Annie Baker on the top 10 lists of the New York Times and the New Yorker.
Kim Dupuis and Helaine Iris will co-direct. Performances will be held June 14, 15 and 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., and on June 23 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students/seniors.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call 603-352-5657 or e-mail email@example.com.
Actor -- and Putney School grad -- Tim Daley returns to Vermont
DORSET -- Vetern actor Tim Daly, whose credits include the TV sitcom "Wings" and an Emmy nomination for "The Sopranos," returns home to Vermont to perform in the Dorset Theatre Festival’s regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s "The Scene."
Daly attended The Putney School and went on to Bennington College.
"We are honored to have someone of Tim’s stature working with us this season, particularly in this exciting play by our Resident Playwright, Theresa Rebeck," said Dina Janis, DTF artistic director.
The production opens on June 19 and runs through July 7.
Daly can be seen currently in his starring role as Peter Wilder in the hit series, "Private Practice" on ABC. He is also known for his extensive career on the stage, highlights of which include appearing on Broadway in "Coastal Disturbances" (Theatre World Award), "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" (Broadway), "Oliver" and "Fables for Friends" (Playwrights Horizons).
In film, Daly’s breakthrough as an up-and-coming actor was playing the role of Billy Howard in the classic film "Diner," directed by Barry Levinson. His multiple film acting credits include "Low Down," "Ray of Light," "The Object of My Affection" and "The Associate."
"The Scene," the wickedly scathing comedy written by Theresa Rebeck, is part of DTF’s 38th season. Tickets and subscriptions for this exciting season can be purchased by contacting the box office at 802-867-2223 or www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.