Sunday, November 6, 2011

'Circle Mirror': Life, after all, is an acting game

'Circle Mirror': Life, after all, is an acting game
Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Circle Mirror Transformation," a gentle, well-done comedy that Invisible Theatre opened Tuesday.
All actors have got to start somewhere.

And unfortunately for many of them, that's in a basic acting class.

But this class exacts a transformation in these students as they go through the motions.

Of course, any class led by the teacher Marty (Molly McKasson) is bound to have an impact. McKasson infuses her with passion, generosity and compassion, and it's hard to refuse Marty her goofy games.

...good things can come in small packages. This production is a case in point.





TIM FULLER / COURTESY OF INVISIBLE THEATRE
Clockwise from bottom are Molly McKasson, Brian Wees, Carrie Hill, Lucille Petty and James Henriksen in "Circle Mirror Transformation," a small play overflowing with improvisational acting exercises. It opened Tuesday at the Invisible Theatre.