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hangar constellationsPhoto by Rachel Philipson PhotographyTo close its 42nd season, the Hangar Theatre will present Constellations by Nick Payne from August 4 until 13, 2016. Payne's award-winning play explores the unlikely relationship between a beekeeper and a quantum physicist. It is a story of infinite possibilities exploring how relationships might exist in a parallel universe. Constellations will be directed by Hangar Theatre Lab Company alum Linsay Firman, who is the Director of Play Development at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in New York City.

Constellations is a spellbinding love story about a beekeeper, Roland, and a quantum physicist, Marianne. Constellations raises questions about destiny and ultimately tests the boundless connection between two people. In the Hangar Theatre's 2016 Playbill Magazine, director Linsay Firman comments that the hard science mentioned in this play raises a lot big questions for a human to think about.

"I get conceptually the idea that every possible action spins off its own reality, but that leads to infinite possibilities... it's a pretty mindblowing concept, that every choice that we do and don't make triggers its own reality," she says.  "The play puts that in visceral terms by bringing us into multiple realities between two people." She also comments on the illusion of time, by saying, "There's a scientific idea in the play that is also very impactful­­-the idea that on a molecular level, time is not an arrow. All moment of time exist simultaneously, the way space does...I think that's a powerful, beautiful concept to offer the audience."

Constellations stars Robert Ross Parker, who plays Roland, and Makela Spielman, who plays Marianne. Parker is the co-artistic director of Vampire Cowboys. He has been recently seen in Frankenstein (Flying Machine/Soho Repertory Theatre) and a workshop of Light (Paper Canoe).

Robert Ross Parker will be making his Hangar Theatre debut. Spielman's theatre credits include multiple shows with Anne Bogart and Saratoga International Theatre Institute Company, Arena Stage, and La Jolla Playhouse. Makela Spielman will be making her professional Hangar Theatre debut. Spielman is a Hangar Theatre Lab Company alum.

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