Saturday, February 11, 2012

Circle Mirror – Ready Set Go

The play Circle Mirror Transformation, starting performances in Bigfork later this month, includes a set with most everything in a dance studio. Building it took volunteers from the region including Marcel, Effie, Togo and Bigfork to finish in two days. Complete with mirrors, ballet bars, wooden flooring, hula-hoop, exercise ball and a cast of five, the play is definitely a go. Circle Mirror Transformation, which won last year’s Obie for Best New Play off-Broadway is about a Creative Dramatics class taught at a community center in a small Vermont town. It will run February 23th through the 26th.

The flooring and painting the set walls took a day. If you have tried this, you can appreciate how much time and patience it takes.

Putting the 12-foot walls up went quickly. It is amazing how lots of hands can make the difference. Two of the walls are “real” enough to hold the mirrors, lean on and even use the ballet bars.

The first rehearsal in the new set was Firday the 10th. And with less than two weeks before opening night, there will be lots of rehearsing.

The show times at The Edge Center Theatre in Bigfork are Thursday through Saturday, February 23rd to 25th at 7pm and Sunday, February 26th at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 children, and $3 student rush.

Tickets are available at the Edge Center Wednesdays - Fridays 9am-1:00pm, at Two Rivers Cenex Convenience Store in Bigfork, online at, and at the door.

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