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Constellations

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Original, Intelligent
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Manhattan Theatre Club brings Jake Gylllenhaal and Ruth Wilson to Broadway in this world premiere romance about love across parallel universes.

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This romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman (Gyllenhaal and Wilson). But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

 

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100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Riveting, Romantic

See it if you want to see two amazingly gifted performers, lois Wilson and Jake Gullenhaal, in an acting tour de force. They never leave the stage.

Don't see it if you don't want challenging theatre that makes you think.

83
Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you have thought about what if? in any relationship. Strong performances from Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Quirky, compelling premise

Don't see it if you dislike plays with only two characters in a minimal setting.

78
Dizzying, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy excellent acting and writing and are open to a non-linear story experience

Don't see it if you want to be passive, this play requires focused and is fast-paced

3
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Excruciating, Awful acting

See it if You love the two actors in it and want to see it no matter how bad it is.

Don't see it if You like well written plays, good acting, you have a love for the art of making plays.

92
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're open to being mesmerized by a well-written, beautifully acted piece of gripping drama... not without surprises

Don't see it if you need a cast of over 20 to feel like you've been to 'Broadway'

44
Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if I honestly can't find a reason

Don't see it if You need a plot or any substance

10
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You HAVE to be in the same room as Jake Gyllenhaal; you didn't get a chance to see If/Then and want a poor man's version.

Don't see it if You can see any other show.

54
Edgy, Quirky, Indulgent, Banal, Overrated

See it if You want to watch Jake Gyllenhal in a weird play, but you really want to see him and don't care what he is in.

Don't see it if You want a meaningful theater experience.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Tour de force

See it if want to see great playwriting which keeps you actively engaged; with electrical connections between actors and imaginative staging.

Don't see it if You do not want to think or be challenged by fast paced drama with comedic undertones or plays about the variations within relationships.

79
Clever, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if The writing and Wilson in particular are brilliant. Lovely, modern, play about the possibilities of love intertwined with string theory.

Don't see it if I read it before, helped prepare for the repetition. Also one of those plays where a blurb on the inspiration is useful. Complex structure.

80
Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you're interested in smart, new approaches to compelling storytelling. Both performances were flawless yet deeply human. An acting exercise.

Don't see it if you don't like short plays. I wanted to spend more time with these characters.

86
Original, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you enjoy stories told in alternate/parallel universes/realities, Constellations pulls it off much better then If/Then. MTC cast was great

Don't see it if fast moving drama is not your thing or you do not like 2 person plays.

86
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like some particle physics mixed in with your ponderings on life and love

Don't see it if you need a linear plot

73
Original, Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see a unique play with terrific actors at the top of their game.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a confusing play that seems more like exercises for the actors than an actual play.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if you thought If/Then was too simple & wanted something that took it a bit further & enjoy meaningful plots on love.

Don't see it if you want something easy & accessible or don't like heavy topics or non-linear plots.

85
Original, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if Amazing performance and timing. Very demanding roles. Great story. Very original.

Don't see it if don't like to have to pay attention to what is going on in order not to miss anything.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you love Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal, or thought-provoking abstract dramas that appear to take place in a bubble filled netherworld

Don't see it if you like your stories with clear context or are easily confused.

80
Original, Clever, Quirky, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to pay broadway prices for an off broadway performance

Don't see it if you value your wallet

95
Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like shows that keep you on your toes and make you think in order to keep up.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that do not require intellectual engagement.

76
Original, Edgy, Enchanting, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you love the actors

Don't see it if you hate plays and don't like to see a star on stage.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You really care about quality of script and acting

Don't see it if You need a big set or lots of production value

75
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like masterful performances and open to an alternative method of storytelling.

Don't see it if You don't like abstract pieces or non-linear storytelling.

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intense

See it if you'd enjoy two acting tour de forces, which in this production came via Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. Phenomenal.

Don't see it if you'd have a hard time following a somewhat non-linear story (in that the same moments repeat with different outcomes before moving on).

70
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You're looking for a twist on boy meets girl.

Don't see it if You prefer your romance straight up.

87
Original, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if you love jake gyllenhall

Don't see it if you want to see an ensemble