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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.

Constellations

By Nick Payne

Directed by Joanne Fayan

Featuring

Christopher Crider-Plonka

Hannah Lum

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

Performances

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.


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