• Adult Language
  • Adult Themes
  • Contemporary


By Nick Payne 

Directed by Natalie Scarlett 

Playing February 28 – March 21, 2020

“Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible – and so emotionally devastating?” –The New York Times

A physicist and a beekeeper meet at a party. They hit it off and go for a drink. Or perhaps they don’t. Perhaps she is engaged to someone else, perhaps he is. Maybe she breaks his heart, maybe he breaks hers. Even in quantum parallel universes, in which every possibility exists, love stings like a bee. Time, it turns out, is a more effective breaker of hearts than human beings. Written in the stars, Constellations is an immersive multi-media banquet presented in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater in collaboration with the Museum of Discovery.

Playing at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – 408 Mason Court

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“This is a truly beautiful two-character play” – Chicago Tribune

The Story

The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist through their romantic relationship. Marianne often waxes poetic about cosmology, quantum mechanics, string theory and the belief that there are multiple universes that pull people's lives in various directions. This is reflected in the play's structure as brief scenes are repeated, often with different outcomes.

“I wasn’t alone in sniffling into my Playbill.” – The Guardian

The Experience

Experience Northern Colorado’s only 360° dome theater: the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Featuring a gigantic 39-foot diameter dome screen.

Nick Payne's Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it's also about quantum Multiverse theory, love, and honey.

*All decisions on student attendance are left to the discretion of the parent(s).

OpenStage Theatre’s etcetera Season is raw, real, honest and intimate cutting-edge theatre in non-traditional spaces. With the actors only a few feet away audience members are drawn deeply into the action of the play, creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Be prepared for a moving, intimate experience that will leave you thinking and feeling long after the lights come up.

The Creators

Nick Payne is a British playwright and screenwriter. In 2009, his play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet won the prestigious George Devine Award. His play Constellations transferred from the West End to Broadway in 2015 starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. Payne also writes for film and tv and his debut series Wanderlust aired on BBC One in the UK and Netflix worldwide. Read More

Performance Schedule and Ticket Options


  • Fab Friday
  • Matinee Performance
  • Pay What You Can
  • Performance
  • Student/Educator Night
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Cast and Creatives