FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 4, 2017
at the Liberty Theatre

By Nick Payne
Direction by Denise Simone


One relationship. Infinite possibilities. In the beginning, Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don’t. They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe they run into each other and Marianne reveals that she’s now engaged to someone else and that’s that. Or perhaps Roland is engaged. Maybe they get married, or maybe their time together will be tragically short. Nick Payne’s Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it’s also about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey.

“A singular astonishment.” —John Lahr, The New Yorker


Winner of the 2012 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and was nominated for a 2013 Lawrence Oliver Award as a MasterCard Best New Play.



Company of Fools’ 21st Season sponsors are Ali Long/The Springcreek Foundation, High Country Fusion, Ken Lewis, Priscilla Pittiglio, The Shubert Foundation, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Linda & Bob Edwards, Arrow R Storage, Scott Miley Roofing and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.


Direction…..Denise Simone
Stage Management…..K.O. Ogilvie*
Set Design…..Joe Lavigne
Dialect Coach…..Ann Price


(in alphabetical order)
Marianne…..Cassandra Bissell*
Roland…..Neil Brookshire*


The multiverse


Past, present and future

“Our senses tell us that time flows: namely, that the past is fixed, the future is undetermined and reality lives in the present.  Yet various physical and philosophical arguments suggest otherwise.  Time is an illusion.”

– Paul Davies, theoretical physicist and cosmologist, “That Mysterious Flow,” Scientific American Vol. 23, issue number 4

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association – The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Constellations will be performed without intermission.


Tickets are $35 for full price, $30 for seniors (62 and over) and Center members and $15 for students (18 and under)*.

*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.

These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview (Feb 15), 10 for $10, and Educator Night (Feb 17). There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 8 or more receive $30 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)


Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:

“Pay What You Feel” Night – Feb 15, 7pm
Join us for the first performance of Constellations and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show.

Educator Night – Feb 17, 8pm
$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.

Date Night – February 25, 8pm
COF has created nights where going to the theatre got even a bit more fun.  These performances offer discounts at our local restaurants, a chance to win a fabulously foolish goodie bag, champagne and chocolate and a whole lot more!

Chat Back – Feb 26, 3pm (following the performance)
Stay after the show as actors, directors and designers answer your burning questions and share fascinating stories. Chat Backs are free and don’t require advanced reservations, just stay in the theatre immediately following the show!

Backstage Tour – Feb 26, 3pm (following the performance)
Get a tour behind the scenes! COF company members take you on a fascinating tour that reveals the tricks of the trade, the colorful history of COF, and much more! Limited space available.

“10 for 10″
Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.


Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.578.9122 – we’re happy to help!


Wednesday, Feb. 15……….7PM     Pay What You Feel Night
Thursday, Feb. 16……….7PM
Friday, Feb. 17……….8PM    Educators Night 
Saturday, Feb. 18……….8PM
Sunday, Feb. 19……….3PM
Wednesday, Feb. 22……….7PM
Thursday, Feb. 23……….7PM
Friday, Feb. 24……….8PM
Saturday, Feb 25……….8PM    Date Night
Sunday, Feb. 26……….3PM    Chat Back/Backstage Tour  
Wednesday, March 1……….7PM
Thursday, March 3……….7PM
Friday, March 3……….8PM
Saturday, March 4……….8PM

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