Constellations (Reprise)

From Oct 04, 2018 to Oct 07, 2018
Play by Nick Payne
Directed by Catherine Stewart

New Hampshire Theatre Project 2018-19 30th Anniversary Season

Constellations (Reprise)

By Nick Payne
Directed by Catherine Stewart
Starring CJ Lewis & Colleen A. Madden

ONE WEEKEND ONLY - October 4-7, 2018

West End Studio Theatre, Portsmouth NH

Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8 pm, Sunday @ 2 pm

All tickets $20

For information, call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or reservations@nhtheatreproject.org

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CJ Lewis and Colleen A. Madden are mesmerizing...no student or lover of theatre should miss "Constellations"
The Edge Review

Last season’s runaway hit Constellations is back for a one-weekend reprise to open New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 30th anniversary season.  Seacoast favorites CJ Lewis and Colleen A. Madden star in this witty comedy about the significance of falling in love within the vastness of our complex human existence.  Nick Payne’s brilliant script takes us on a journey through parallel universes and the multiple nuances of loving relationships.    One audience member raved, “If you see only one play this year, see this one!”

Constellations is all at once endearing and intriguing - a modern love story of missed connections, misunderstandings, and moments lost in time.  “What’s so captivating about this play,” says director Catherine Stewart, “is that the ideas within it are so vast and universal.  It’s thought-provoking but it’s also hilarious.  On every single page the dialogue unfolds, subtly explaining where, who, why, and what, in a way that affords the actors an opportunity to improvise, and live each scene as if it's the first time they've met.  We capture a snapshot for a moment, and then it's gone.  To watch two skilled performers interact, and surprise one another is beauty.  No two performances are likely to be the same."
 
Actor Colleen A. Madden adds, “Constellations is a cosmic concoction that mixes head, heart, and humor  - a joy to perform. The range and variety of emotions required of us as actors is an inspiring, invigorating and exhilarating challenge. I really missed the show when it ended. Thanks to a positive buzz and great word-of-mouth, there are still many people excited to see it. Perhaps it is only fitting that a play about multiple futures/outcomes should be given another one itself!”

 When it premiered in London in 2012, and then in New York, Constellations created an enormous “buzz” because it was immediately beloved by audiences.  Actor Colleen Madden says, “Personally, when I go to see a play, I hope for something that will make me laugh, make me cry, make me think – Constellations is all of that!  The writing is brilliant – hilarious one moment, and then incredibly moving scenes a beat or two later.  Constellations is smart, funny, charming, cosmic, moving, and brilliantly original.  As my favorite astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson says, Everyone should have their mind blown at least once a day.”

 

 


 

Photos

CJ Lewis

Colleen A. Madden

Constellations

Photo by Dan Derby

Constellations

Photo by Dan Derby

Constellations

Photo by Dan Derby

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