The McMurry University Theatre Department will present the mind-bending British drama Constellations at the Amy Graves Ryan Theatre (1400 Sayles Blvd) on November 18-21, 2021.

This two-person play explores the endless possibilities of love, destiny, and how we approach our choices and our dreams.

Want to get tickets to see Constellations?

Performances will be held at 7:30 PM in the Amy Graves Ryan Theatre on Thursday-Saturday (November 18-20) and at 2 PM on Sunday (November 21). This play includes some mature language and mature themes, so it is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

General admission tickets are $10, with military/senior/you tickets at $8 and McMurry staff/faculty/student tickets for $5. You can purchase your tickets to see Constellations here.

The award-winning brainchild of British playwright Nick Payne, Constellations originally premiered in West End in 2012. The American production, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut, opened in 2015.

The story centers around only two characters: Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist who studies the universe. After meeting at a barbecue, their budding romance takes several twists and turns through infidelity and heartbreak, ultimately reuniting the two characters after a difficult medical diagnosis.

Much of Constellations' success and appeal is in its unpredictable structure, where brief scenes repeat with vastly different outcomes between the two characters. If you loved the plot twists and unexpected endings of the classic choose-you-own adventure books, make sure you snag tickets to see Constellations.

For more information about Constellations and other shows coming up at McMurry University here in Abilene, call the box office at (325) check out the McMurry University Theatre Department online.

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