KC Rep "Circle Mirror Transformation" review by Grace Suh
Like the small-town community-center room in which it is set, Annie Baker's Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation seems a modest and unassuming affair. There is no high-concept premise, no intriguing instigation, no razzle-dazzle, no big reveal. Dialogue stutters, and action sputters. The fragmentary scenes end too short or go too long, and there are moments when one wonders, along with sullen teenager Lauren, whether there is ever going to be "any real acting."