Circle Mirror Transformation extends to 31 Jan

Playwrights Horizons proudly announces a fourth and final extension for its World Premiere production of Circle Mirror Transformation, the new play by Annie Baker.

Directed by Sam Gold, the original engagement opened 13 Oct 2009 and was ultimately extended twice through to 21 Nov 2009. Following a hiatus, performances resumed 15 Dec 2009 for a limited engagement through 17 Jan 2010. The production will now extend two additional and final weeks through to 31 Jan 2010 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Circle Mirror Transformation has become one of the longest-running shows to play at Playwrights Horizons, and the longest-running production to play at the company in almost 20 years. It surpasses the original, extended runs of such acclaimed Playwrights Horizons hits as Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, The Heidi Chronicles and Driving Miss Daisy.

The comedy opened to mostly positive reviews: "flat out fabulous. Period." (; "absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny" (NY Times); "bold and engrossing storytelling" (Newsday); "humorous and heartbreaking" (AP); "a beguiling little play" (Variety).

Circle Mirror Transformation features Reed Birney (Schultz), Peter Friedman (James), Deirdre O'Connell (Marty), Tracee Chimo (Lauren) and Heidi Schreck (Theresa).

Circle Mirror Transformation: When four lost New Englanders enrolled in Marty's community center drama class experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won.

The production features scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Leah Gelpe. Production Stage Manager is Alaina Taylor.

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