Constellations: A Play by Nick Payne

By Nick Payne

"A singular astonishment." —John Lahr, The New Yorker

One courting. countless possibilities.

In the start Marianne and Roland meet at a celebration. They opt for a drink, or even they don't. They fall head over heels in love and begin courting, yet finally they get a divorce. After an opportunity come upon in a grocery store they come again jointly, or even they run into one another and Marianne finds that she's now engaged to another individual and that's that. or even Roland is engaged. possibly they get married, or even their time jointly may be tragically short.

Nick Payne's Constellations is a play approximately loose will and friendship; it's additionally approximately quantum multiverse concept, love, and honey.

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Last week. Crotch was like a fucking furnace by the time I got home. Beat. Roland Mary, I’m sorry. 49 Marianne Well done on the comfortable trouser front. I came straight from work. Last week. Crotch was like a fucking inferno by the time I got home. Beat. Roland, I’m sorry. Roland What for? Marianne Well done on the comfortable trouser front. I came straight from work. Last week. Crotch was like a fucking sauna by the time I got home. Beat. I have to say it because if I don’t I’ll feel like a fraud.

I know. Why didn’t you text me back? Dunno. What does that mean? It means I dunno. Means I didn’t think it was urgent. I didn’t know where you were. I just told you. Now, you just told me now, but I wanted to know – Roland I was playing tennis. I was playing tennis with Tony and then we went to the pub. What’s wrong? I’m sorry. What is it, what’s wrong? Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Roland, I’m really sorry. What, what is it? James and I had sex. James. 30 Marianne Roland parting? Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne From work.

I don’t – I’m being serious. I don’t – 53 Roland Marianne I mean it. I I don’t We can’t. I have to have to make a I have to have a choice. Control. Roland takes a piece of A4 paper from a pocket and reads. Roland There are three different kinds of bees. The drones, the workers and a single, solitary queen. The workers are all women. Their job is to forage for honey, pollen, etcetera. Their lifespan is potentially anywhere between five weeks and six months. And then they die. Drones exist solely to have sex with the queen.

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