11 August 2014

Constellations: An elegant production of this fascinating play.

One Relationship. Infinite Possibilities

In this universe you don’t have infinity to catch Constellations. We’re already in our final weeks of the show, and what a time we’re having.

Responses have been heartfelt, connected, emotive and energised, and there have been many fantastic conversations that have sprouted in the Circa Theatre foyer after the show.

CONSTELLATIONS offers us something special. It feels like no coincidence that our team has been brought together to tell this story and all the ideas it offers. Most of our team all studied together at Victoria University a good ten or more years ago, and this project has been a sort of ‘artistic reunion’ for us. Richard was given the script to read from a family friend who saw the original production of it in the UK. There they give the stageplays as programmes for the audience to take away, and well, luckily for us, it flew back to NZ and landed in Ricky’s hands.

Programmed originally for 2013 at Circa, we were delayed a year when the rights didn’t come through as Constellations hit the West End and they tightened up on international productions of the show. But finally, two years on, here we have Constellations on our Circa Two stage, and this is your chance to see it.

A show about the ‘what-ifs’ in life… Constellations offers us a chance to reflect on all the decisions we make daily. They’re not always big decisions like ‘should I quit my job’, and they’re not always clear ones such as ‘should I take the No1 bus’. But rather, the small decisions, the choices we make daily that we might not even realise absolutely affect our lives. It might be the simple way we say something – perhaps how we’ve entered a room, that influences how the rest of a situation might play out.

Erin Banks: "There are few plays that are as satisfying to perform as Constellations has been. The amazing dialogue, the lightning quick changes in tone and space, and it’s been such a joy discovering all the humour and pathos with a live audience. Several people have spoken to me about how the play has stayed with them for days, and we’ve both had instances of strangers approaching us to tell us what the show meant to them. It’s a wonderful feeling to be working with a group all at the top of their game and knowing that what you’ve created is accessible, moving, funny and truly connects with people."

Erin Banks and Richard Dey's "very fine performances move with lightening speed from light to dark with a deftness that is always startling and moving...in Rachel Lenarts elegant production of this fascinating play." 

NZ Sign Language Interpreted Performance
There will be a New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performance of Constellations on Friday, 22 August at 7.30pm.

Circa Theatre is offering a discounted ticket price of $38 to members of Deaf Aotearoa and the Wellington Deaf Society (Inc).

To book for the NZSL interpreted performance, email circa@circa.co.nz. Please advise of your name, and that you would like seats in the designated area in view of the interpreters. Tickets can be paid for on the night, but must be paid by 7pm.

Make sure you see Constellations in this universe – book now 801 7992 / www.circa.co.nz

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