Rep features 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

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Rep features ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre's 47th season continues with the opening of "Circle Mirror Transformation" at 7:30 p.m. July 17. The Rep features five shows, including two one-night only performances, this summer.
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Actors perform a scene from "Circle Mirror Transformation," a Nebraska Repertory Theatre production that opens July 17.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre production of Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” shows at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Building’s Howell Theatre.

“Circle Mirror Transformation” is one of five shows featured in the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s 47th season. The schedule, which includes two one-night only Destinations performances, runs through Aug. 10.

The three main shows are the Christopher Durang comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Mash and Spike,” Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” and Paul Slade Smith’s “Unnecessary Farce. The one-night only performances are Jon Robin Baitz’s staged reading of “Other Desert Cities” on July 29 and the premiere performance of SloDance, Lincoln’s newest modern dance company, in “P(l)aying Due(t)s on Aug. 5.

“Circle Mirror Transformation” is part of a trilogy that explores characters in the fictional town of Shirley, Vt. In the production, Marty, the head of the local art center, is launching her first creative drama class for adults. As she guides the class, the four participants uncover surprising barriers and the ability to overcome them.

The show won an Obie for Best Play in 2010.

“Circle Mirror Transformation” shows in the Temple Building’s Studio Theatre. All other Rep performances are in the Temple’s Howell Theatre.

Other remaining show times for “Circle Mirror Transformation” are 7:30 p.m. July 31, and Aug. 9; and 2 p.m. Aug. 3.

Season passes, which allow for unlimited attendance to all three of the main shows and free admission to the Destinations performances, are available for $60 general admission; $55 faculty, staff, senior citizens and active military; and $35 students and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. Individual tickets to the three main shows are available at $25, $22 and $12, while tickets to the Destinations series are $7 each.

The season passes and individual tickets are available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts box office weekdays and in the Temple Building lobby one-hour prior to a performance. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling (402) 472-4747.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre is the professional theatre within UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. The Rep employs actors, directors and designers from across the country.

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