The Circle

By William S. Maugham
Directed by Dana Bowman

March 30 – April 15, 2023 POSTPONED

A smash hit when it was originally produced in 1921, The Circle has been revived on the West End and Broadway on numerous occasions – most recently in 1990 with Rex Harrison, Glynis Johns, and Stewart Granger. It is a delightful comedy of manners in the style of Noel Coward or Oscar Wilde.

The play is an exploration of married life as a young married woman, Elizabeth, contemplates leaving her husband, and turns to an older confidante, Lord Porteus, who had eloped with his love a generation earlier.

“This play is a wonderful examination of the institution of marriage,” says CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston. “The words and wit are searing, and play no second fiddle to the events in the play.”

Directed by Dana Bowman, making her CTC Mainstage directorial debut, she has worked on several CTC productions over the years Assistant Directing Henry V, The Barber of Seville, and The Fair Maid of the West.


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