1st Street Players, Birdsboro Perform “Circle Mirror Transformation” March 3-12

1st Street Players in Birdsboro continues its reunion season with a performance of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a drama by award-winning playwright Annie Baker.

Performances are March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.

Set in the small town of Shirley, Vermont, Circle Mirror Transformation tells the story of five lost adults who come together in a six-week creative theater course at a community center. Each week, the group participates in a series of acting drills; each week they learn more about themselves and each other. Funny, insightful and heartbreaking, this Obie Award-winning play is a wonderful exploration of love, loss, connection and the power of theatre.

Director Alicia Brisbois loves the elegant simplicity of the screenplay and story.

“The characters, by practicing basic acting exercises, learn to be present in their own lives – whatever the outcome may be,” Brisbois said.

Artistic Director Andrea Hart hopes this play will broaden audiences’ ideas of what theater can do and what theater can be.

“I love this game because it’s unlike anything we’ve done before. Each character’s journey is subtle yet dramatic,” Hart said.

All seats are general admission and the show on March 10 will be a sensory performance. Lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to accommodate customers with sensory sensitivities. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for students. To purchase tickets, call 610-404-8436 or visit https://www.1ststreetplayers.org/shows.

1st Street Players, located at 301 E. 1st St. in Birdsboro, is a small community theater that opened in 2015. Their goal is to uplift the community through imaginative theater productions and transformative educational programming. 1st Street Players strives to create a safe space where artists and audiences can connect, collaborate and create.