Oct 18-21: CSU performs 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

October 16, 2012 

"Circle Mirror Transformation" is set at a local community acting class in Shirley, Vermont. The class is taught by local artist Marty and attended by James, her husband, Schultz, a recently divorced carpenter, Theresa, a flirty, former New York actress and Lauren, a pouty 16-year-old.

Most of the action of the play takes place in common acting exercises (the title referring to one), and over the course of the six week class the character's personal lives seep into the class, creating poignant drama that animates their ordinary lives. By the end of the play, each character undergoes an evolution of self, as the relationships they've formed with other characters develop or shatter. Circle Mirror Transformation is both sharply funny and touching, while celebrating the subtle power of creativity.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 West 10th Street

Cost: Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and active duty military. Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 1 hour prior to performance time. Call (706) 507-8444 to reserve tickets, or visit www.columbusstate.edu/theatre for more information.

Rated: PG-13

CAST

Blake Copeland

Role: Schultz

Age: 19

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Theatre Performance

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Shows at CSU: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Flowers for Algernon, Pages in the Park

Destiny Stancil

Role: Theresa

Age: 20

Year in School: Junior

Major: Theatre Performance

Hometown: Dallas, GA

Shows at CSU: Dora the Explorer Live: Dora's Pirate Adventure, Matt and Ben, For Colored Girls...

DeShon Green

Role: Lauren

Age: 18

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Theatre and Communications

Hometown: Riverdale, GA

Shows at CSU: This is her first.

Brad Coggin

Role: James

Age: 22

Year in School: Senior

Major: Theatre Performance

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA

Shows at CSU: Three Sisters, As You Like It, Aesop's Fables: On Stage, Crazy for You, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All to You

Maariyah Espinoza

Role: Marty

Age: 19

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Theatre Performance

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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