A quirky assortment of Vermont locals come together in a community center’s acting class and learn that acting exercises can create real drama. Marty, the co-director of the community center, finally fulfills her goal of finding enough students to justify offering an adult drama class. The students include her reluctant husband James as well as Theresa, a pretty former actress from New York; Lauren, an awkward high school student and Schultz, a vulnerable divorcee. The students engage in theatre games and warm-ups, giving monologues from one another’s perspective, creating tableaus of personal memories from one another’s lives, and trying to count to ten as a group, until these once-strangers know each other far better than even they realize. Love triangles, family troubles, personal triumphs and confessions underlie a theatre game as seemingly simple as the circle mirror transformation.
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