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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents the Regional Premiere of "Constellations"

Aug 11, 2017
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, "Constellations," performing August 23 through September 17, 2017 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro Street), Mountain View, CA.

Directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, this unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of 'boy meets girl' with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of “what ifs.”

Constellations opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2012 and then transferred to the West End, where it was greeted as “truly stellar” (Evening Standard), “beautiful and brilliant. Seldom has a play felt so exhilarating” (Mail on Sunday). The play made its US premiere on Broadway in January 2015, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, and was hailed by The New York Times as “the most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen.

A love-story breaking the barriers of time, "Constellations" illustrates the immeasurable possibilities of finding and losing love. When theoretical physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland attend the same barbecue, anything can happen – they meet and fall in love; they barely speak to one another; or they flirt and nothing comes of it. "Constellations" dives into the multiverse: the hypothetical collection of infinite alternate universes existing alongside the one perceived as reality. It explores the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will, and friendship.

Robert Gilbert will be making his TheatreWorks debut with "Constellations" as the laid-back and earthy beekeeper Roland. He has performed in theatres such as The National Theatre, Complicite, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Delacorte Theatre in New York.

Playing the quick-witted and fiercely intelligent quantum physicist Marianne is Carie Kawa. She is returning to TheatreWorks where she was last seen as Viola in Twelfth Night and as Kitty Verdun in Charley’s Aunt. Kawa has also performed with Center REPetory Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, and the Guthrie Theater in New York.

For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

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Photo caption: Cosmologist Marianne (Carie Kawa) and beekeeper Roland (Robert Gilbert) are nerds in love, who explore the ever-changing mystery of 'what ifs' in the regional premiere of "Constellations," presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, August 23-September 17 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo credit: Kevin Berne)


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