Constellations: A Play by Nick Payne

By Nick Payne

"A singular astonishment." —John Lahr, The New Yorker

One dating. endless possibilities.

In the start Marianne and Roland meet at a celebration. They opt for a drink, or maybe they don't. They fall head over heels in love and begin courting, yet finally they get a divorce. After an opportunity come across in a grocery store they come back jointly, or even they run into one another and Marianne finds that she's now engaged to another person and that's that. or maybe Roland is engaged. possibly they get married, or perhaps their time jointly can be tragically short.

Nick Payne's Constellations is a play approximately unfastened will and friendship; it's additionally approximately quantum multiverse thought, love, and honey.

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To keep going. I’m not sure I have it. Roland You don’t know. Marianne face I’m so tired. I’m so tired, Roland. Before people had Before they had Face face before they FUCK. Roland Marianne Roland Marianne skin Okay. God. God? People’s lives were their own. Before it became Skin, it became Skin Roland Skin? Marianne Mum wasn’t scared of dying, she was scared of being kept alive. You know? 61 Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Yes. That wasn’t what scared her. I understand. It’s not just the speaking.

I just told you. Now, you just told me now, but I wanted to know – Roland I was playing tennis. I was playing tennis with Tony and then we went to the pub. What’s wrong? I’m sorry. What is it, what’s wrong? Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Roland, I’m really sorry. What, what is it? James and I had sex. James. 30 Marianne Roland parting? Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne From work. The centre parting? You mean the bloke with the centre Yes. When? We’ve – There’s been a few.

Go for it. It’s okay. They’re, they’re happy enough knowing it’s there. How do they do it, how does it work? They use something called a bar A bar A A Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland It’s okay. They mix it with water. Right. They mix it with water. Would I be able to come with you? Marianne I’m going to speak to Martin. Would you want to? Come with me. Roland Would you want me to come with you? Marianne nods. Beat. Marianne Roland I keep thinking of Mum. Right. 60 Marianne Roland Before she died.

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