The Macao Cultural Centre (CCM) presents Constellations, an avant-garde romantic drama staged at CCM’s small auditorium next January 29 and 30 in Mandarin, with English subtitles. Brought by new wave group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental, a company based in Beijing, the piece is conceived by internationally acclaimed maverick director Wang Chong, based in the awarding-winning work written by British playwright Nick Payne.
Originally premiered in London, back in 2012, Constellations conquered the Best Play of the Year award. Now, a new vision of Payne’s tragic comedy merges filmic language with a theatrical frame to illustrate the vastness of the universe and the dimension of human solitude. To better grasp themes like time and space, Wang Chong uses in his production over a dozen cameras building up a dual stage and conveying the idea of parallel universes. The story revolves around the relationship between a cosmologist, a bee-keeper and the multiplicity of choices they make in multiple dimensions, with different outcomes.
Premiered in many stages around the world, from the West End to Broadway, the U.S. version starred Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal. In Macau, the Cultural Centre hosts a post-performance talk with Wang Chong, right after each show, where the director will share with the audience insights on his theatrical concepts.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:45pm, January 29 and 30, 2020
Where: Small auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Avenida Xian Xing Hai s/n, NAPE, Macau
How much: MOP $180 per person
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