CONSTELLATIONS to Play Circa Theatre, July 26-Aug 23
One relationship. Infinite possibilities.
Marianne and Roland are polar opposites. A quantum physicist and a beekeeper. A big universe thinker and aneveryday believer. CONSTELLATIONS confronts our questions of choice, control and certainty. It explores the macro and the micro, and in its search for meaning, discovers the beauty of insignificance.
CONSTELLATIONS is an openly honest and humorous revelation of the 'what-ifs' in life, and the multiple possibilities within one relationship. It is an unmissable, universe shifting show that will challenge how you see life, and change how you live it.
Rachel Lenart, 'One of Wellington's most adventurous directors', entices us with British playwright Nick Payne's two- hander: CONSTELLATIONS. A play about free will and friendship; quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. As we follow the relationship of Marianne and Roland, we get to dissect, relive, rewind, fast forward, and spin completely out of this world. Intimate and evocative, this play cuts right to the heart of now; a world where we have all the answers, but not the solutions.
Hot off the awards scene and international circuit to Circa Two, this team and play oozes integrity. 30 year old Payne was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play 2012, after premiering at the Royal Court Theatre in London, as well as the Harold Pinter Award 2012. The core team, also in their 30s, are an ensemble of Chapman Tripp Award Winners: Erin Banks (Actress of the Year 2013), Richard Dey (Outstanding Performance 2012), Marcus McShane (Lighting Designer of the Year 2013) and Tane Upjohn-Beatson (Sound Designer of the Year 2013). Directed by critically acclaimed Rachael Lenart, Produced by Yael Gezentsvey and set designed by visual artist Lauren Stewart.
This established, collaborative-working team of younger generation theatre makers feel thrilled to be exploring and presenting this unique, meaningful, charming and theatrical experience. Dey and Banks (the on and off set couple) give their all in this this dynamic and demanding performance. Spectacular, sexy, insightful and sharp. This play is for the expert and the everyman, the scientist and the thinker, the astronomer and the dreamer. Whatever your beliefs are in life, CONSTELLATIONS is a must see in this existing universe.
*CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
Opening Night Saturday 26 July, 7.30pm (90 min)
Preview Show Friday 25 July, 7.30pm and Sunday 27 July, 4.30pm
Season: 7.30pm Saturday 26 July - Saturday 23 August (excl Mon), Matinee Sundays 4.30pm
Tickets: $46 full / $36 senior / $33 friends of circa / $39 groups 6+ / $36 groups 20+ / $25 under 25s / $25 previews
Book through Circa Theatre on 04 801 7992 or circa.co.nz.