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  • Bootleg Theater Presents
    The World Premiere of Lisa Harris’
    Circles
    An Incendiary Tango Between the Anima & Animus
    Exploring the Mysteries of Human Connection
    In Los Angeles
    Thursday, March 5 to Saturday, March 28, 2015

    LOS ANGELES, CA – January 28, 2015 – Bootleg Theater will present the world premiere of Circles, the new play by Lisa Harris, opening in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 5, 2015 and running through Saturday, March 28, 2015. The work, directed by Andrew Heffernan, is an incendiary tango between the anima and animus. Featuring Harris and Blake Adams, Circles grapples with the fundamental mysteries of human connection. Harris is best known as the original producer of the OBIE Award-winning international hit, Mabou Mines DollHouse. Performances run approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission, and start nightly at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings for the four-week run. General admission tickets are $25 at the door, $20 online, and can be purchased here. Student and senior discounts are also available. The production will be staged at Bootleg Theater, located at 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057. Ample street parking is available. For mature audiences only. For venue and ticket information, please call 213-389-3856 or visit http://www.bootlegtheater.org. For more on the play, please visit http://www.circlestheplay.com.

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    “In creating this work, I was inspired by the timeless dynamic that exists when male and female find themselves on opposing sides,” said Harris. “In Circles, the two characters dance around the mercurial question: to merge or not to merge?”

    Circles Synopsis
    Circles serves up an incendiary tango between the anima and animus. In the play, a woman waits for her lover in the apartment that they share. When he returns, their lives change forever, leading them to play that all-too-familiar game between men and women. In the piece, they volley back and forth in the ultimate match, grappling with the unsolvable puzzle of life’s most complex challenge: Love.

    Will the pair last the night? Can passion sustain their partnership? Or will one text message cause their universe to collapse? Circles flirts with the fundamental mysteries of human connection. It explores what it is to be understood and to understand. It asks: Are men and women fundamentally different? And: Can we truly find common ground with another?

    unnamed (2)Circles‘ Blake Adams & Lisa Harris
    Photo Credit: Gina Long
    Additional Images – www.circlestheplay.com/#!more/c1ep7

    Credits
    • Producer: Bootleg Theater
    • Director: Andrew Heffernan
    • Playwright: Lisa Harris
    • Set/Lighting Designer: Emanuel Treason
    • Featuring: Blake Adams & Lisa Harris

    Lisa Harris, Writer & Actor
    Lisa Harris has worked in the theater for over 20 years, as actor, playwright, and producer. She has appeared in numerous productions both off and off-off Broadway, and has written and produced her own pieces. She has also served as producer for a number of plays, including the OBIE Award-winning hit, Mabou Mines DollHouse, which she also appeared in. Directed by Lee Breuer, it was developed at the Sundance Theater Lab before opening at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY in November 2003. Following its NYC run, Mabou Mines DollHouse began a world tour, first performing at the Ibsen International Stage Festival in Oslo, Norway. It went on to be performed for several additional years in the U.S. and around the world. The piece was most recently performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In her work, Harris is particularly interested in exploring the roles of men and women and how they relate to each other in contemporary life.

    Andrew Heffernan, Director
    Andrew Heffernan has worked in theater on the West Coast since 1996. As an actor, he has appeared in productions at South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Tacoma Actors Guild, Harlequin Productions, A Contemporary Theatre, and elsewhere. Some favorite roles include Philip the Bastard in King John, Austin in True West, and title roles in Hamlet, Henry V, and Macbeth. Directing credits include the Skinhead Hamlet and Impenetrable Dad at the University of Virginia. Television credits include Modern Family, The Fugitive, and Seven Days. Film credits include Highway.

    Blake Adams, Actor
    Blake Adams is an actor, producer, and screenwriter from Pasadena, CA. In series television, he landed numerous roles on prime time shows including Criminal Minds, Burn Notice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, Six Feet Under, Walker Texas Ranger, The Magnificent Seven, and The Adventures of Brisco County Junior, among others. In daytime television, he appeared on Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Sunset Beach. Film roles have included performances in Stay Cool (2009), Highway 395 (2000), Shades of Grey (1997), and Head of the Family (1996). Adams also acted in, assistant directed, and produced the award-winning short film Silent Radio (2007). In theater, he has appeared in Goodspeed Opera House and the Hollywood Fringe Festival productions.

    Bootleg Theater
    Bootleg is a space for art: A place where Los Angeles artists of all disciplines can come together to create new, exciting theatrical events. Located in a 1930s warehouse, in the Rampart District, the Bootleg team has been producing theater in this space since 2000. The organization is committed to producing brave, boundary-pushing, artistically outstanding, and highly collaborative new work; work that is exciting to people of all ages and ethnicities, serving as a reflection of the City that we call home.

    Links
    • Circles Official Site – http://www.circlestheplay.com
    • Tickets – https://bootlegtheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0JA000000W1589MAB
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1536552203275805
    • Bootleg Official Site – http://www.bootlegtheater.org
    • Bootleg On Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BootlegTheater

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or for complimentary press tickets, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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