Island Theatre at the Bainbridge Library will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” by playwright Annie Baker, on June 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.  There is no charge for the event.

The dramatic reading is directed by Rozzella Kolbegger, who is interviewed in this podcast by BCB’s Lyssa Danehy deHart.

Island Theatre at the Library is a performance series held bi-monthly on the third Saturday and Sunday of the performance months of February, April, June, October and December.

These performances are presented in a stripped down staging with script in hand and a minimum of production (i.e., costumes, sets, props) to concentrate on the literature of the dramatic canon, both modern and classic. The contained space and immediacy of the drama has an intensity that rivals fully produced presentations.

In this podcast, Rozella Kolbeggar explains that Circle Mirror Transformation takes place in an artsy small town. There, an unlikely collection of four strangers sign up for Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class — a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and Marty’s husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays Marty’s imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama.

This delightful play from new playwright Annie Baker landed on Top Ten lists of The New York Times and The New Yorker for 2010.

Credits: Host: Lyssa Danehy deHart; Studio Tech: Kayla Black; Editor: Lyssa Danehy deHart; BCB ferry music by Dogfish Bay Studios; Music splash: Dave Bristow.