Its very clever in the way that it sneaks up on you, Trevathan says. Its accessible without being pandering, surprising and quirky, charming and although most of these theater games are familiar to me and I get the reference point, its something that also translates to a broad audience. And, she notes, the games further the plot: In a classic theater exercise, for example, one partner interviews the other about his life story, then improvises his perception of said story for the group. Several stories are revealed that way in the play, she notes. Its a clever way of getting the expositional backstory.
The very human fun and games of Circle Mirror Transformation get under way at 8 p.m. tonight at Curious, 1080 Acoma Street, and continue Thursdays through Sundays, through February 26; for tickets, $18 to $42, visit www.curioustheatre.org or call 303-623-0524.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 20. Continues through Feb. 26, 2011