November 17, 2016
HI All, Life is really all about choices. Imagine how your life would have turned out if you had said a certain thing 20 years ago ; spoken to that good looking lady across the hall; or, said yes to that business opportunity that has made millions without your participation. Multiple Universes is a term used to describe this phenomenon. Remember watching Gwynth Paltrow play 2 different scenarios in “Sliding Doors” way back in 1998?
That movie showed just how different her life would have ended up because of not reaching the train’s sliding doors in time.
CONSTELLATION by Nick Payne
Last night I was invited to go along to Reps to witness the preview of an excellent local production of one of the star hits of Broadway and the West End – Constellations. Director, Anne Fischer, has worked extremely well with actors Lucy Eyre and her real life partner, Benedict Latto, to create magnificent theatre that you would be well advised to go along to. They team up in this 80 minute classic that has you spellbound with thought provoking dialogue for the whole scene. Lucy and Benedict are from the UK and out here on a short term contract. They were both in “Much ado about nothing” that many of you will have seen at the British Embassy earlier this year. I particularly remember Benedict as the lead actor with that very dry sense of humour and top draw acting. Lucy in Constellations showed the audience a remarkable ability to change characters at the switch of a light. We don’t see enough of world class actors and so should go out of our way to support them in their short stay in Zimbabwe.
As one review in the Chicago Tribune states of the Chicago production : “..This is a truly beautiful two-character play about an unfolding relationship between Marianne, a brilliant, neurotic academic, and a more oblique and taciturn beekeeper named Roland……I was struck by how richly this brief drama explored the links between quantum physics and human vulnerability.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-constellations-steppenwolf-review-ent-0603-20160602-column.html
Constellations Premieres tonight in the intimate Upstairs Theatre at Reps – a very cosy atmosphere with 56 seats for the audience and a 6 * 6m floor for the show. Constellations just has a short run finishing this coming Saturday. Nightly performances start at 7pm lasting just 80 minutes with no breaks so you have plenty of time afterwards to enjoy a sumptuous meal at a nearby restaurant reminiscing on how your life could have been
– IF Only. I am sure you will enjoy the evening Mike G.