Mad Horse Theatre Company continues its season-ending run of the play “Circle Mirror Transformation” with performances at 2 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. May 20 at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland. This comedy, written by Annie Baker, won the 2010 Obie for Best New American Play.

The play traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermonters who gather each week for an acting class at the local community center. David Currier directs a cast that includes Brent Askari, Maureen Butler, Janice Gardner, Olwyn Moxhay and Payne Ratner.

Tickets cost $22 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Thursday is pay-what-you-can. For details and tickets, call Lucid Stage at 899-3993 or visit

Also on stage is “Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh” at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. This play, by Joel Gross, tells the story of a love triangle involving the Queen of France, the count Alexis de Ligne and the queen’s portrait artist, Elisa. The trio form an unlikely love triangle, and the play unfolds amid the splendor of 18th-century Paris. The play itself is getting great reviews, but the price of admission is worth it if only to see the stunning costumes of designer Hugh Hanson.

Performances are 2 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. May 20. Tickets range from $27 to $39. Call 774-0465 or visit

— Bob Keyes, Staff Writer