‘Constellations’ Opens in 35 Below June 2

In his award-winning play Constellations, British playwright Nick Payne uses the quantum multiverse theory to transform the modern boy meets girl love story into a meditation about the big “what ifs” in life.

The possibility that are multiple versions of the world we exist in is explored through the relationship of theoretical physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland. Infinite possibilities lie within each moment: seemingly mundane choices launch Marianne and Roland into wholly different lives.

The two meet and re-meet at a party, get engaged or marry other people, experience a love that lasts forever or one that is tragically cut short. As time and space bend around them, their story encompasses friendship and free will, love and multiverse theory—and honey.

Constellations opens on Friday, June 2; and runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through June 18. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, in-person at the ACT Box Office at 35 E. Walnut St., or by phone at (828) 254-1320.

The production is directed by Jason Williams and features local actors Melon Wedick and Jon Stockdale.

 

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.