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‘Circle Mirror’ opens TWU season

Five people come to the local community center in the fictitious Shirley, Vt., to take a class in Texas Woman’s University’s Circle Mirror Transformation. The exercises they go through, mostly innocent and often funny, bring on self-discovery, change and heartbreak.

Playwright Annie Baker could have lifted the setting and actions for her play from A Chorus Line, the musical about dancers at an afternoon audition for the least glamorous parts in a show.

Circle Mirror Transformation debuted off-Broadway in 2009 and earned two Obie Awards, which are among the most prestigious given for theater.

TWU alumna Amber Devlin directs the university production, which opens on Wednesday and closes Oct. 7. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 5-6; 4 p.m. Oct. 4; and 2 p.m. Oct. 6-7.

All performances will be in the Redbud Theatre Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall on the TWU campus. Tickets cost $10 for adults, and $5 for students and senior citizens.

For tickets, call the box office at 940-898-2020.