Nick Payne’s Constellations

January 09 - January 12, 2020

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM and 7PM

Tickets: $30

Run Time: 90 Minutes (No Intermission)

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Written by Nick Payne
By Wang Chong and Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental (China)
Co-Presented by La MaMa and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival
Performed in Mandarin Chinese with supertitles in English.

Nick Payne's play CONSTELLATIONS has been well-received on Broadway with Jake Gyllenhaal and in the West End with Sally Hawkins, but the award-winning Chinese production has its own special charm. Director Wang Chong adds live video and a live hamster to the work. The result is a unique experience that is contemporary, complex, and intimate. Following the success of their Under the Radar debut Thunderstorm 2.0 in 2018, Wang and his Beijing-based company Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental brings multimedia acting to another level.

Photos by Yang Yang

Creative Team

Co-Presented by La MaMa and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival

Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Wang Chong 
Performed by Wang Xiaohuan and Li Jialong
Music: Li Yangfan
Set Design: Ji Linlin and Di Tianyi
Light: Meng Lingyang
Assistant Directors: Yang Fan and Dizi
Producers: Wang Chong, Wang Qingyang, and Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental
Co-Producers: Sun Kehuang and Mu Ge


Nick Payne's Constellations is made possible with the generous support of the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation

About Under the Radar Festival

Held at The Public Theater and a number of partner venues each January and widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, Under the Radar Festival has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form. For information about Under The Radar: CLICK HERE