Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Closed July 23, 2017

A singular astonishment, at once eloquent and mysterious

The New Yorker

Why See Constellations?

What if meets what is in Nick Payne's poignant study on love

Originally premiering in London's West End in 2012, Constellations received its Stateside premier in 2015 on Broadway. Now Geffen Playhouse's production of the critically acclaimed play by Nick Payne arrives on stage in June, starring Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love). This one-act drama offers a both emotional and thoughtful look at one romance as it might exist across parallel universes, and the impact that chance can have on shaping our entire future. An uplifting way to ponder the what-ifs of chance and circumstance!

Taking place in one act that lasts just over an hour, each scene builds a series of different narratives that depict the potential courses of one couple's relationship, as well as raising some serious questions on the nature of love and trust in a world where language and signals can often be misinterpreted though modern communication and shyness.

What is Constellations about?

Beekeeper Roland meets quantum physicist Marianne at a friends' BBQ where they immediately find a connection. The rest of their relationship, however, doesn't always run as smoothly and this is explored through a chain of scenes which imagine how their lives might be turning out in parallel universes where a different word chosen or decision made has a 'butterfly effect' in determining the future of their relationship.

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Opening night: 6 June 2017


Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

One hour and ten minutes with no intermission

Cast and Creative


Ginnifer Goodwin


Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

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