woman kneeling on wood floor with hoop and yoga ball

Katherine Catmull in HPT's production of Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker.

Hyde Park Theatre

Circle Mirror Transformation

written by
Annie Baker

directed by
Ken Webster

July 8 - August 7, 2010
EXTENDED: through August 14

Reservations 479-PLAY

Or purchase tickets online.

Update: Nominated for two B. Iden Payne Awards: Katherine Catmull and Xochitl Romero for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Comedy.

Update: We are EXTENDING Circle Mirror Transformation just one weekend--through August 14.

And check out our marvelous reviews:

American Statesman: "Engaging and hilarious . . . fast-paced, funny and ultimately quite moving."

Spike Gillespie: "Wonderful . . . very, very funny and very, very thoughtful."

Austin Theater Examiner: "Hilarious, but always honest, . . . the real humor here comes from how believable these characters and their situations are. Baker has a talent for creating worlds which we believe we ourselves could inhabit, and here Hyde Park brings real honesty to the performance."

Do512: "This is a must-see . . . effortless comedic timing."

Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. From the playwright who brought you HPT's recent hit Body Awareness comes a hilarious new comedy that took New York City by storm in a held-over run last fall. Set in a "creative drama" class, Circle Mirror Transformation is the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word," and "absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny" according to the New York Times.

And here's what Austin reviewers said about Body Awareness, from the same playwright and HPT team: "One superbly crafted play . . . my favorite so far for 2010" "A smart comedy, now getting a delightful spin at Hyde Park Theatre" "A sharp, funny play . . . both real and really funny . . . the cast is simply impeccable."

Featuring Kenneth Wayne Bradley (BUG, Body Awareness, Killer Joe), Katherine Catmull (Body Awareness, Happy Days), Rebecca Robinson (Sick), Xochitl Romero (Blackbird, Dog Sees God), and Ken Webster (The Collection, House, Thom Pain). The show is also directed by HPT Artistic Director and Austin Arts Hall of Fame member Ken Webster (Body Awareness, The Collection, The Pillowman).

Circle Mirror Transformation runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 8 - August 7. Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night; Friday and Saturday tickets are $19 ($17 for students, seniors, and ACOT members). Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. For reservations call 479-PLAY (7529) or purchase tickets online.

Thanks to our 2009-2010 season sponsors Hyde Park Bar & Grill and New World Deli--both excellent places to grab a bite before or after the show--and BuyPlayTix.com.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at Kenneth's Hair Salon, just south of HPT, and at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them all for their generosity.

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Hyde Park Theatre is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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