Constellations & Lungs

by Nick Payne and Duncan Macmillan

Constellations & Lungs

Marianne and Roland meet at a party, or they don’t. Fall in love, or don’t. Cheat on each other, or don’t. Meet again, or don’t. Get married, or don’t. And as Marianne is faced with a brain tumor, sometimes benign, sometimes treatable, sometimes terminal, Constellations explores the infinite possibility of human life and our connections with those dearest to us in the face of the pain, loss and death of the modern world.


While furniture shopping in IKEA, a man asks his long time girlfriend whether they should start thinking about kids - an innocent question that starts the couple grappling for the first time with what they want and think they deserve out of life. As we watch them struggling in the weeds of debate around parenting, the environmental crisis, and inherited narratives of neoliberalism, we see ourselves in their desperate desires to be told what they want is compatible with being good people and to have someone to hold onto amidst an ever more complicated world.


Constellations runs 75 minutes and Lungs 80 minutes. There will be a 15-minute intermission between the plays each night.


Note: Constellations includes depictions of terminal cancer, discussion of physician-assisted suicide, death and dying, sexual content and a moment of intimate partner violence. Lungs includes discussions of eugenics, violence, classism, misogyny, sexual violence, self-harm, suicide, abortion and death, sexual content and depiction of the beginning of a miscarriage.

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Performance Dates & Times

October 12, 2023 - 8:00pm

October 13, 2023 - 8:00pm

October 14, 2023 - 8:00pm



Venue Accessibility: 
Contact the email listed above or the producer for inquiries regarding accessibility.




Production Team

Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Alexis Sye