The Secret Rose Theatre
Opens: November 2, 2017
Closes: November 18, 2017
Constellations by Nick Payne is a spellbinding, romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
"This is a magnificently produced version of an intriguing, fun, heart wretching/heartwarming story. The piece is so subtly and effectively executed, not once had my attention even begun to drift (that sounds absurd, but it happens more often than not with me). The performances we're spectacular, with the actors delivering repeated lines with drastically shifting weight and meaning. Dramatic, human, funny, unconventional, and just wonderfully directed."
"Come open, pay attention, and prepare to be affected. Between the genius writing and the masterful acting you will feel like you're witnessing a grand event unfolding. The actors bring so much depth to it, you'll be afraid to make a sound for fear of interrupting their private moment-- I say this even though I found myself reacting out loud every few moments. Excellent, thoughtful direction. Glued to it, start to finish!"
"Fantastic show. The actors’ ability to jump between different emotional interpretations of the same scene, while still developing an overall story was extremely compelling."
"If you've ever wondered how life has affected your choices or how your choices have affected your life than this is the play for you. Prepare to be taken on a journey that stays with you long after the last word is said. The directing is brilliant in its dramatic simplicity. Every word, every movement and every transition has an impact. The actors effortlessly take you through each "what if". I was transfixed by their range of emotion and ability to replay each scene with a new intent prompted by a different past. The cast wove the strands together into a beautiful and heartfelt story. Make sure to see this production!"
"This is a beautiful play and Deirdre McCourt is spell-binding. Her range scene to scene was remarkable and her energy drew you to her. I was emotionally engaged with both characters from beginning to end. Also the set design was beautiful and minimalist. A beautiful play, I'm very glad I got to see it."