Company of Fools to Present Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS

This winter, Company of Fools will present Nick Payne's critically acclaimed play Constellations. Constellations will run February 15 through March 4, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.

Constellations is about free will and friendship; it's also about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. This spellbinding romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, meet at a party and go for a drink, or perhaps they don't. 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.

The standout cast, directed by Denise Simone, includes guest actors Cassandra Bissell (Proof) as Marianne and Neil Brookshire (Peter and the Starcatcher, Proof, Enchanted April, The Woman in Black) as Roland. Rounding out the creative team for Constellations are Joe Lavigne (Set Design), Ann Price (Dialects) and K.O. Ogilvie (Stage Manager).

"When I first read Constellations, I knew at once that it was a play we had to share with our valley," said director Denise Simone. "It is mesmerizing in its storytelling and without a doubt one of the most beautiful plays on love that I have seen in quite a while. It is a play that reminds us all that love is the only thing worth exploring across countless universes."

Nick Payne's plays include If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York), Wanderlust (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles' Electra (Gate Theatre), One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre), Constellations (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York's), and The Same Deep Water as Me (Donmar Warehouse). He is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, the 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright's Award, and the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for Constellations.

Company of Fools' 21st Season sponsors are The Shubert Foundation, High Country Fusion, Ken Lewis, Ali Long, Priscilla Pittiglio, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Linda & Bob Edwards, Arrow R Storage, Scott Miley Roofing and media sponsor the Weekly Sun.

Tickets are $35 for full price, $30 for seniors and Center members and $15 for students (18 and under). These ticket prices do not include the "Pay What You Feel" preview (February 17), 10 for $10, and Educators Day (February 21). There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE-groups of eight or more receive $30 tickets!

Tickets may be purchased online at sunvalleycenter.org, by phone at 208.578.9122 or at the Liberty Theatre box office starting one hour prior to curtain. Company of Fools' box office is located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street in Hailey, with hours from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. All seats are reserved, with the exception of our "Pay What You Feel" preview.

TICKET INCENTIVES:

"Pay What You Feel" Night - Wednesday, February 15 (7PM)

Join us for the first performance of Almost, Maine and literally pay whatever you'd like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. If you'd prefer to reserve your seats, you may also purchase your tickets at full price for this performance.

"10 for $10"

Each night, ten seats are sold at the box office for $10 each starting one hour before the performance.

Educator Night - Friday, February 17 (8PM)

$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.

Date Night - Saturday, February 25 (8PM)

This evening is filled with that little "something extra" that creates an evening to remember. Extras include a chance to win a fabulously foolish goodie bag, specials at local restaurants and discounted beer and wine at the Liberty Theatre.

Chat Back and Backstage Tour - February 26 (immediately following show)

Immediately following the performance, enjoy a thought-provoking discussion with the artists of Constellations and a behind-the-scenes tour with COF's resident set designer Joe Lavigne.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts is located at 191 Fifth Street East in Ketchum, Idaho, in Hailey at 314 South Second Avenue and at The Liberty Theatre at 110 North Main St, Hailey. Ketchum hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday year-round and 11am-5pm on Saturdays in February and March and July and August.

Established in 1971, the mission of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is to enrich our community through transformative arts and education experiences. The Center's year-round programming includes Company of Fools' professionally produced theater, visual arts exhibitions featuring regionally and nationally recognized artists, lectures, concerts, film, dance, classes in visual and performing arts, play readings, writing workshops and BIG IDEA multidisciplinary projects that explore a theme or idea through multiple events and disciplines. In addition, The Center works to enhance arts education in Blaine County schools by providing elementary school theater education, student gallery tours, in-school artist residencies and performances, arts-based classroom enrichment projects, student and teacher scholarships and professional development programs for classroom teachers. More than 40,000 people attend these events annually. Our programs are supported through the Engl Trust, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Idaho Humanities Council, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, private foundations, proceeds from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction, grants, donations and membership dues.


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