Epic Brings "Constellations" to the Summer Sky
Epic Theatre Company is celebrating the summer with the first of two shows that look at life and love from every angle of the imagination. The first is Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” which examines the ways we meet, connect, disconnect, break apart, and get back together again. It’s the laws of love meets the laws of the Universe in this beautiful two-person play that’s the perfect evening of summer theater.
“We’re so excited to take a break from the high drama we’ve been presenting this season and look at something a little lighter, but with an equal amount of substance,” says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “It’s always tough to program shows for the summer, because when the weather gets nice, people become a little hesitant to spend time in the theater. When I read Constellations, I knew this was our perfect July show. It’s short, sweet, and sincere in a way that’s becoming more and more unique. I think audiences are just going to love it.”
Joanne Fayan returns to Epic to helm the production, and playing the star-crossed lovers are Christopher Crider-Plonka (Red Speedo, The Bedroom Plays) and Hannah Lum (Life Sucks, The Homecoming).
Constellations by Nick Payne is being offered as a limited run July 13th – 28th at the newly renovated theater at 50 Rolfe Square, home to Epic Theatre Company. Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors, and Students/Military are free as part of Epic’s Free Ticketing Program.
For questions, contact 401.368.7689 or e-mail EpicTheatreCompanyRI@gmail.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.artists-exchange.org/epictheatrecompany.html.
“Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible—and so emotionally devastating? CONSTELLATIONS, Nick Payne’s gorgeous two-character drama…may be the most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen. [Payne is] a wise and compassionate young playwright…And though CONSTELLATIONS is a supremely articulate play, it knows that words inevitably fail, that they are never enough to bind two people together forever. Time, it turns out, is a more effective breaker of hearts than human beings, with all their conflicted intentions, can ever be. This story of parallel universes is universal in every sense of the word.” —The New York Times.
By Nick Payne
Directed by Joanne Fayan
Producer: Kevin Broccoli
General Manager: Megan Ruggiero
Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi
Production Manager: Cate Clifford
Artistic Associate: Melanie Stone
Young Audiences Development: Angelique Dina
Poster Design: David Conlon
Epic Resident Photographer: Dave Cantelli
Production Assistant: Jillian Eddy
Friday, July 13th @ 8pm Saturday, July 14th @ 8pm
Friday, July 20th @ 8pm Saturday, July 21st @ 8pm
Friday, July 27th @ 8pm Saturday, July 28th @ 8pm
All Performances at 50 Rolfe Square
in Cranston, RI 02910
Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors
Students (High School and College) and Military Receive Free Tickets to Any Performance as Part of Epic’s Free Ticketing Program
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.artists-exchange.org/theatre82/upcomingperformances.html
***Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.
****Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.