January 11, 2017

'Constellations' is more than just a boy-meets-girl story

Wilma Theater production muses on the multiverse

"Constellations," a two-character play by Nick Payne, first hit Broadway in 2015 with Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading male role. Beginning Jan. 11, the play will be at The Wilma Theater through Feb. 5.

Sarah Gliko and Jered McLenigan star in the Philly production. The play begins with a boy-meets-girl setup, before "Constellations" muses on the main characters' might-have-been alternative lives.

"Maybe they get engaged to each other, or maybe they marry other people; maybe their love lasts forever, or maybe it’s cut tragically short," states The Wilma Theater's synopsis.

In a 2015 review, The New York Times stated, "This story of parallel universes is universal in every sense of the word."

While the play has been around for a while, the plot is in-line with current works. Think Blake Crouch's "Dark Matter" or the Golden Globe-winning "La La Land."

All three focus on love and the question "What if?"

"Constellations" is a 70-minute performance with no intermission. Check The Wilma Theater website to find out special events before and after specific production dates.


"Constellations"

Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 5
The Wilma Theater
265 S. Broad St.
(215) 893-9456

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