Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CONSTELLATIONS Carol Kaufman Segal

            Constellations, written by British playwright Nick Payne, features just two characters, Roland, a beekeeper (Allen Leech), and Marianne, a physicist (Ginnifer Goodwin), two unlikely people to ever fall in love.
            Throughout the entire play, the two characters hold conversations with each other going from one moment in time to another showing how their relationship can change from one circumstance (depending on the moment) to another.  Whether or not, this is a clear explanation as to what occurs on stage with these two characters or not, it is the best way that I am able to let you know what goes on in this eighty minute production. 
            Suffice it to say, it is a very unusual and interesting theater experience performed exceptionally well by Goodwin and Leech who keep their characters and circumstances fascinating, leaving one wondering if the two will eventually find their bond.

            Constellation is playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles under the direction of Giovanna Sardelli.  Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM and 7 PM.  Tickets are available by phone at (310) 208-5454, online at www.geffenplayhouse.org, or at the Playhouse Box Office.  The Geffen Playhouse is located at 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles.  Originally scheduled to close July 16, Constellations has been extended through July 23.     


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