SANTA FE, N.M. — ‘Start again,” acting teacher Marty tells her four-member class over and over again during their six weeks together in a windowless Vermont studio.
And that may be the message of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play by Annie Baker that is opening at the Adobe Rose Theatre on Thursday for a three-week run.
“It’s a fascinating play about how people meet at random and change, how our lives change all the time,” said director Wendy Chapin. “We always are starting over again.”
“I think they (the play’s characters) all come up against their limitations … and are changed by each other,” said Kent Kirkpatrick, who portrays James, Marty’s husband and participant in the classes. “There is a generosity of spirit in what they give to each other.”
And Lynn Goodwin, who takes on the role of Marty, noted that the play “is a discovery of where each of them is in life at that particular moment.” It’s that discovery and the interactions of the characters that “create the dynamic to make change.”