Photos from Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, directed by Willie Repoley. Photos by Melissa Hunsucker and WVR Repoley

Co-produced with North Carolina Stage Company, 2012

Without a single car chase, explosion, or song-and-dance routine, this tiny miracle of a play keeps audiences on the edge of their seats simply by eavesdropping on five strangers who find their lives subtly and forever changed by a community center drama class. As the characters stumble and struggle through the simple exercises, they begin to open up to each other, and eventually –sometimes easily, sometimes painfully– move towards a better understanding of themselves, each other, and the world.