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Mad Cow sets community-giving night for arts-ed group

A portion of the proceeds from Thursday night’s performance of Circle Mirror Transformation, at Mad Cow Theatre, will go to the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Here’s more:

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Theater review: ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ at Mad Cow

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater


Mark Edward Smith, Jay T. Becker, Marty Stonerock, Becky Lane and Jolie Hart in 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

E.M. Forster put it baldly: “Only connect.”

But connections between people do not happen so easily – not in Forster’s classic novels, and not in Annie Baker’s wry, elliptical new comedy, Circle Mirror Transformation. The connections between people are fraught with complications, as you’ll see in this sweet-tempered little play set in an adult-ed acting class in small-town Vermont.

At Mad Cow Theatre, director Michael Marinaccio doesn’t answer all the questions put forth in Baker’s enigmatic script, which was first performed off-Broadway in 2009. But he and five terrific actors fill in the blanks – not with words, but with emotions, both subtle and raw, that flicker across their faces.

Rebekah Lane (Theresa), Jolie Hart (Lauren) and Jay T. Becker (Schultz) perform a creative-drama game, while Marty Stonerock (Marty) coaches them and Mark Edward Smith (James) looks on.

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Mad Cow announces ‘Circle Mirror’ and ‘Freud’ casting

Mad Cow Theatre has a spate of newish plays coming up, and casts for the first two have been announced.

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Playwrights coming to Atlantic Center

Here’s big news for local playwrights and theater lovers.

Atlantic Center for the Arts is doing an artist-in-residence program focusing on playwrights this season, and big-deal playwrights Dael Orlandersmith, right, and Annie Baker, below right, will be among the three writers who will be working there during the summer of 2011.

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