Roland knows a lot about how bees make honey. Marianne speaks the language of atoms and the cosmos. With little in common, the probability of them meeting is slim to none. Yet in the multi-verse, the possibilities of a single moment are infinite, inexplicable, and even miraculous. Horizon kicks off its 2017 season with this hit from Broadway and London’s West End. A spellbinding, romantic journey that takes a touching and thoughtful look at one couple as they exist in parallel universes.
“The most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen! Sexy, sophisticated, and gorgeous.” – The New York Times
“A singular astonishment!” – The New Yorker
More About the Play
Nick Payne’s Constellations is a romantic comedy mapping the relationship between a quantum physicist (Marianne), and a beekeeper (Roland), from their first meeting, to their eventual parting. Marianne’s work has her exploring the theory of the Multiverse, the possibility that there are an infinite number of universes with sometimes only slight differences to our own. The play’s structure reflects this as the audience sees several different versions of each scene played out, sometimes successfully for Marianne and Roland and sometimes not so successfully, depending on the choices they make.
Length & Content
Constellations runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.
This play contains strong adult language.
Handicap seating limited for this production. Please call to reserve if needed.
January 27-February 26, 2017
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Saturday January 28th will NOT have a matinee
Sunday’s February 5th matinee will be at 2:00 PM (Super Bowl)
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BETHANY IRBY* (Marianne)
ENOCH KING* (Roland)
MARIA RODRIGUEZ-SAGER (Marianne Alternate)
Director – Justin Anderson
Playwright – Nick Payne
Scenic & Costume Designers – Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer – Mary Parker
Sound Designer – Rob Brooksher
Projections Designer- Bobby Johnston
Stage Manager – Julianna M. Lee*
Asst. Stage Manager – Kayla Zinke
*denotes a member of Actor Equity Association
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“The splendid performances Anderson elicits from Enoch King and Bethany Irby make a whole universe of difference…. King is among the more dependable character actors in town, but it’s an undeniable pleasure to watch him here as a bona fide leading man, and such a romantic one at that. In his most shining moment, he articulates Roland’s ‘unfailing clarity of purpose’ with remarkable warmth and depth…. Irby had been a fixture on the local scene, usually cast as musical-comedy ingénues. Recently returned, she has now matured into a resourceful dramatic actress, investing the otherwise intimidating Marianne with an appropriate ‘quiet elegance.’”
“The spare and sparkling set gives the actors nowhere to hide, and they both rise to the challenge of creating and re-creating these characters and their relationship… watching these actors navigate the twists and turns is highly satisfying.”
“It is heavily dependent on the talent and charm of its two stars (in the constellation, get it?); and here we are blessed indeed by the presence of Bethany Irby and Enoch King.”
“What Horizon does best is create a clear, heart-wrenching show provoking deep introspection. Under the direction of Justin Anderson, both King and Irby brilliantly convey the entire spectrum of emotions, as they work as a pair to create a complex series of possible stories.”
“The acting was extraordinary–how do they do it?!”
“The set, lighting, projections, and sound designs were mesmerizing!”
“Still thinking about it and its implications a week after we saw it.”
“This performance is mind-bending, heart-touching…it’s absolutely worth seeing!”
“This play and the acting was so outstanding and thought provoking that it took me a few minutes before I could gather myself to exit the theater!”
Discover More About the Play and Playwright:
- The Telegraph: Personal Essay by Nick Payne: As his hit play Constellations opens in the West End, Nick Payne explains how his father’s death led him to discover radical new theories about life.
- The Guardian: Interview with Playwright Nick Payne: Playwright Nick Payne: master of the multiverse
- theatreVOICE Audio Interview: Playwright Nick Payne discusses Constellations: quantum multiverse theory, love and honey
- An Interview with Playwright Nick Payne (from the 2012 Royal Court Theatre Premiere Production)
Discover More About the Multiverse:
- PBS The Elegant Universe: The popular physicist Brian Greene has adapted his work The Elegant Universe to television, in three parts. Brian Greene’s work was influential to Nick Payne’s thinking in writing Constellations.
- TED Talk: Sean Carroll on the Multiverse
- Theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, on Multiverse Theory for the layperson
- The Theory of Everything by Michael Duff in the New Scientist. 2nd June 2011 Edition. (PDF)