Circle, Mirror, Transformation

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“Director Melia Bensussen captures the rhythm and perfectly paces each scene with just the right amount of discomfort, until we can feel it abate as the students grow more comfortable with their circumstances.”
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There’s a tentativeness to the characters in Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,’’ a tendency to recalibrate their thoughts in midsentence that gives them a case of verbal hiccups.

And yet an awful lot gets expressed in a sneakily affecting Huntington Theatre Company production of “Circle,’’ directed by Melia Bensussen and featuring a skilled cast that knows how to mine every “um’’ and “uh’’ and pause — and there are many — of Baker’s script to give poignant voice to five lost souls.
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