Friday, February 4, 2011


Erica Sarzin-Borrillo plays Marty, who teaches the class and is also James’s wife. Photo by Michael Ensminger

Curious Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 season with Annie Baker’s acclaimed new comedy Circle Mirror Transformation, playing through Feb. 26 at Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. in Denver.

Company member Christopher Leo directed this touching comedy about a group of five misfit strangers in an adult Creative Drama class in the mythical town of Shirley, Vt. The ensemble cast includes Denver all-stars Mark Rubald, Barbra Andrews, Bob Buckley and Erica Sarzin-Borrillo and newcomer Meredith Young—all in their first appearances on the Curious stage. The New York Times called the OBIE-winning show “absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny,” and joined The New Yorker and Time Out New York in naming it one of the top 10 plays of 2009.

All performances except closing are followed by a talkback discussion with the cast. Boulder audiences may know Buckley as a Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company regular. Rubald has appeared in many Arvada Center shows, and Young is a CU-Boulder graduate.

Performance times are Thurs-Sat at 8pm (Friday, Feb. 18 show at 7:30pm for Girls Night Out), and Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets ($18-$42) are available at; 303-623-0524; or at the Curious Theatre Company box office.

Special free events related to Circle Mirror Transformation include:

Sunday, Feb. 13, 1-1:45pm; cash bar.
Backstage at Curious
Colorado Chamber Players presents the romantic music of Bruch (viola/clarinet/piano) and Rebecca Clarke (viola/clarinet), interspersed with comedic literature of love, read by Curious actors.

Friday, Feb. 18, 5:30-10:30pm
Girls Night Out

Sunday, Feb. 20, 1pm; cash bar.
Backstage at Curious
Discussion with Circle Mirror Transformation director Christopher Leo

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