UNC’s Company Carolina will present Annie Baker’s play, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” on Oct. 4 through Oct. 6 in Swain Hall room 104.
Company Carolina is a student-run theatre organization that produces at least six plays, musicals and other related events each year. Tickets for “Circle Mirror Transformation” will be sold in The Pit starting Monday.
Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” follows five New Englanders in a six-week-long community theater class in Vermont and the relationships they form with one another. The show is naturalistic, reads like the transcripts of conversations and is not as flashy as other theater productions, said Hannah Fatool, a UNC sophomore and director of “Circle Mirror Transformation.”
"Throughout the course of the summer, we see them building their relationships with each other," Fatool said. "We see them falling in love. We see them finding tensions. We see them breaking each other's hearts."
Eloise Williams, a UNC sophomore and assistant director of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” said she and Fatool picked the play because it is unique, genuine and subtle. Passionate and dramatic moments between the characters happen off-stage, Fatool said, and what the audience sees on-stage are awkward moments filled with long pauses.