Sunday, November 13, 2011

Impressive Performances | Review | Tucson Weekly

Impressive Performances | Review | Tucson Weekly:

Impressive Performances
Invisible Theatre takes us inside an acting class
by Sherilyn Forrester , Tucson Weekly
Circle Mirror Transformation is a strange and intriguing play by Annie Baker. Under the direction of Betsy Kruse Craig, the Invisible Theatre offers us a solid rendering of the piece. (The title refers to another acting exercise.)
The five actors who portray the students embody them with enough thoughtfulness and depth that we get to know enough about them to care for them. Molly McKasson (absent too long from Tucson stages), James Henriksen, Brian Wees, Carrie Hill and Lucille Petty are a fine ensemble.
The production's design components are impressive. Special mention goes to sound designer Gail Fitzhugh, who realized that with so many scene changes, the music that leads us from one moment to another is really like another character. Fitzhugh has created this presence with just the right feel and effect.

Molly McKasson and Lucille Petty in Circle Mirror Transformation at Invisible Theatre. - Tim Fuller
Molly McKasson and Lucille Petty in Circle Mirror Transformation at Invisible Theatre.