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By Nick Payne

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

One courting. endless possibilities.

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

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

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Marianne Roland, I’m really sorry. 39 Roland Marianne What, what is it? James and I had sex. Beat. Marianne Roland Marianne Roland, did you hear what I – I know. What? Roland You had a message from him while you were in the shower. I read it. Roland hits Marianne. Beat. Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Yeah you need to leave. Make me. What? I said make me. I keep thinking of Mum. Right. Before she died. Right, no. When she said she didn’t want any more food.

I We can’t. I have to I don’t have to make a I have to have a choice. Control. Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne How bad is it? Mary – It’s pretty bad. How bad is pretty bad? They said being under forty might help, but – Mary, how bad is pretty bad? He said, I think, something like a third, a third of 63 people live for a year. Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland What about the other two? What? What about the other two-thirds, how long do they – I don’t know, Roland, I don’t know.

Marianne Roland Marianne Roland Marianne Roland This is a surprise. Is it? It’s the middle of the afternoon. Are you busy? Are you – Is everything – There’s something I’d like to say. To you. Roland takes a piece of A4 paper from a pocket and reads. There are three different kinds of bees. The drones, the workers and 55 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.

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