By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 23, 2015 – Like a spinning gem with an infinite number of glittering facets, GableStage’s kaleidoscopic production of Constellations is an outstanding achievement in playwriting, direction and some of the most skilled acting you may see this season.
This depiction of a romantic relationship exploded into scores of storytelling shards has something cosmic to say about the nature of life, death and Time itself. That “something” is amorphous enough to provide rich fodder for several after-play discussions. Is there free will? Is mortality an illusion?
What you can be sure of is that the play’s presentation of fragments from a dozen scenarios for the same relationship is intent on communicating something beautiful about the whole that all those splinters combine to form – whatever it is.