The story offers up a gentle and fascinating mix of laughs, longing and heartache. In an artsy small town, an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for an “Adult Creative Drama” class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and the teacher’s husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays the teacher’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.
Jakarta Players veteran David Knowles, who plays James, the husband of group’s teacher adds, “When you have a good script and a good cast, you know you’re in for a good show. And that’s we what we have with Circle Mirror Transformation. Rehearsals are going very well and there’s a real atmosphere of collaboration and sharing as we work together with the director to put on a great show. Please come and watch!”
Producer Marissa Anita explains that the show will continue the proud Jakarta Players tradition of donating to charity. “All profits from this show will go to Taman Bacaan Pelangi, a foundation that provides libraries for children in remote areas of eastern Indonesia. We realize the importance of education and are keen to do what we can to make a direct difference to these children’s lives”.
Taman Bacaan Pelangi’s founder, Nila Tanzil adds, “The foundation works to nurture the love of reading and provide quality books for the children of eastern Indonesia. To date, we’ve provided over 50,000 storybooks, touching the lives of more than 6,000 children aged between 5-13 years. We want to help kids to reach their potential and become agents of change to help break the cycle of poverty.”
The Jakarta Players invites you to come to enjoy this excellent play – and help make an important difference to Indonesian children’s lives.
5 June – 7.30 pm
6 June – 2pm and 7.30 pm
7 June – 2pm