Sneak Preview Review: CONSTELLATIONS

by Lynn on November 11, 2016

in The Passionate Playgoer


Sneak Preview Review of


At the Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, Ont.

Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Peter Hinton
Set and Costumes by Michael Gianfrancesco
Lighting by Andrea Lundy
Sound by Peter Cerone
Cast: Graham Cuthbertson
Cara Ricketts.

An exquisite production about the randomness of relationships and their many possible variations

Marianne is a physicist and Roland is a bee keeper. They meet by chance; form a relationship; go through the rocky waters of that relationship; deal with devastating news and commit to each other.

Playwright Nick Payne throws in quantum multivers theory to shake things up. There are many universes out there that have many possibilities of how things work out. So each scene in Payne’s play is played in three variations of tone, voice, attitude etc. by the two characters.

Peter Hinton has directed an exquisite production thanks to his creative team and delicately, firmly shows us variations on a theme of friendship, free will, love and finding ones independent way with a dollop of honey.

Cara Ricketts as Marianne and Graham Cuthbertson as Roland give two golden performances.

Full review shortly. The review will be broadcast on CIUT FRIDAY MORNING, 89. 5 fm between 9 am and 10 am Nov. 11 (today).

Opened: Nov. 10, 2016.
Closes: Nov. 27, 2016.
Cast: 1 man, 1 woman.
Running Time: 75 minutes.

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