In a small town in Vermont, New England, five unlikely strangers come together in their community centre for a creative drama class for adults. The free-spirited Marty, recently divorced Schulz, former actress Teresa, the self-conscious high school student Lauren and Marty’s quiet husband, James. Over six weeks of drama exercises and games ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, their lives become entangled and transformed in the most humorous and moving ways.
Award winning director Bijan Sheibani brings the Northern Premiere of Annie Baker’s fantastic show to HOME’s stage, starring Amelia Bullmore as Marty (Scott & Bailey; Twenty Twelve; The Crucible); Sian Clifford as Theresa (Fleabag; Gloria); Con O’Neill as Schultz (Frank; Cucumber; Ordinary Lives; Harlots; A View From The Bridge; Happy Valley) and Yasmin Paige as Lauren (Submarine; Pramface; Ah, Wilderness).
Annie Baker is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama and is considered one of the most talented playwrights to have emerged in recent years. Her quiet masterpiece, Circle Mirror Transformation won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New Play and was voted one of the top ten plays of 2009 by the New York Times, Time Out and the New Yorker.
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Recommended for GCSE, AS, A2 Level and equivalent level Drama and Theatre Studies.