Now Playing: Theatre NOVA’s “Constellations” runs through Feb. 18

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents “Constellations” by Nick Payne.

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible – and so emotionally devastating?” -New York Times.

“A singular astonishment, at once eloquent and mysterious but which nonetheless articulates within its own idiosyncratic idiom something that touches an audience as real.” –The New Yorker

“Constellations” features Meghan VanArsdalen and Forrest Hejkal and is directed by Carla Milarch. The production team includes Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Daniel C. Walker (lighting design), Diane Hill (sound design), and Michelle Resnick (stage manager).

“Constellations” will run Jan. 26 through Feb. 18 at Theatre NOVA (410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor), a downtown performance space. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons, as well as quick access to the city’s restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops.

Tickets are $20, and Theatre NOVA continues its commitment to make theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them.

For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-6358450 (Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 3 p.m.), or buy them in person at the box office one hour before show time.

Theatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s resident professional theatre company. Its mission is to raise awareness of the value and excitement of new plays and playwrights and provide resources for playwrights to develop their craft by importing, exporting, and developing new work.

Nick Payne’s (PLAYWRIGHT) plays include “If There is I haven’t Found it Yet” (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York), “Wanderlust” (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles’ “Electra” (Gate Theatre), “One Day When We Were Young” (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall), “Lay Down Your Cross” (Hampstead Theatre), “Constellations” (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s), and “The Same Deep Water as Me” (Donmar Warehouse). He is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award, and the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for “Constellations.”

CARLA MILARCH (Director) is a former Artistic Director of the award-winning Performance Network Theatre, whose passion for new plays led her to found Theatre NOVA.

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