Mind-Bending Love Story CONSTELLATIONS to Play Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the mind-bending love story, Constellations.
Directed by Wendy Dann, Constellations will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, Aug. 24 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 9. in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. Press Night will be Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets to Constellations are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202.
"I am thrilled to launch our new season with Constellations," said DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. "Constellations explores deep questions about love, time, our infinite universe and how each choice we make in our daily lives, both large and small, sets off a chain reaction of events that ultimately determines our personal destiny. I'm immensely happy to welcome my dear friend and colleague, Wendy Dann, back to Dallas Theater Center to direct this beautiful, thoughtful and emotionally resonant play."
Written by Nick Payne, Constellations introduces audiences to a theoretical physicist and a beekeeper whose spellbinding, romantic journey breaks the boundaries of the space-time continuum. Selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 best plays of 2015, Constellations will have the audience swimming in a sea of infinite possibilities with this wildly entertaining, gripping drama that confronts the difference between choice and destiny.
"Constellations shows us two perspectives on time: the vast and the intimate, the universe and the hive, the cosmos and the bee," explained Dann. "In Constellations, these two perspectives and people collide, fall in love, divide, reunite, and marry in multiple universes. The smallest choice they make changes the outcome of the next minute, the next hour, and the rest of their relationship. If every encounter has millions of potential outcomes, this play asks: is there one outcome that is inevitable? One outcome we all share? And how do we use the time we have together before the inevitable happens?"
Starring in the two-person play is Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company member Alex Organ (Dreamgirls, All the Way, Sense and Sensibility) and Dallas-native Allison Pistorius (Sense and Sensibility, Clybourne Park).
Set in the round within the Studio Theatre, Constellations will come to life with set and lighting designer Steve TenEyck making his DTC debut alongside costume designer Melissa Panzarello and Sound Designer Ryan Rumery. Anne Schilling (Sense and Sensibility, Stagger Lee, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure) returns to DTC as the dialect coach along with Laurel Whitsett (Clybourne Park) as the British Sign Language consultant.
DTC's Come Early sponsored by Wells Fargo will take place one hour before every performance and will be led by Organ. DTC's Stay Late will take place after each performance and will be led by Pistorius.
One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 100,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the only freestanding theater designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. DTC is one of only two theaters in Texas that is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, the largest and most prestigious non-profit professional theater association in the country. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Jeffrey Woodward, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award-winning Project Discovery, SummerStage and partnerships with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and South Oak Cliff High School; and community collaboration efforts with the Sixth Floor Museum, the City of Dallas, North Texas Food Bank, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas Opera, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and leading the DFW Foote Festival. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including The Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones in 1978, Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, adapted by Adrian Hall, in 1986, and recent premieres of Deferred Action by Lee Trull and David Lozano, Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter; Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical by Robert Horn, BRandy Clark, and Shane McAnally;FLY by Rajiv Joseph, Bill Sherman and Kirsten Childs; Fly by Night by Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick and Will Connolly; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson; The Trinity River Plays by ReGina Taylor; the revised It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams; Give It Up! (now titled Lysistrata Jones and recently on Broadway) by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Julia Jordan, Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin; and The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson.