Kate Baldwin, Graham Rowat return to Berkshire Theatre Group in offbeat romance, "Constellations"


STOCKBRIDGE >> British playwright Nick Payne's "Constellations," featuring Tony Award-nominee Kate Baldwin and Broadway and television actor Graham Rowat, begins performances 7 p.m. Wednesday at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre, where it is scheduled to run through Aug. 27. Press opening is Saturday.

Performances are Monday through Thursday evenings at 7, Friday and saturday evenings at 8, and Thursday and Saturday afternoons at 2.

Payne's two-character drama follows Marianne, played by Baldwin, a quirky quantum physicist, and Roland, played by Rowat, a beekeeper, who first meet at a mutual friend's barbeque. Exploring the endless possibilities of their budding romance, the characters create their own universe to see how their relationship would play out if they had chosen fate over chance.

Gregg Edelman, who appeared in BTG's productions of "Deathtrap" and "A Little Night Music," is directing.

Baldwin has appeared in BTG's productions of "A Little Night Music" and last season's "Bells Are Ringing." Her Broadway credits include a 2010 a revival of "Finian's Rainbow," for which she received a Tony niomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Her other New York credits include "Giant" at The Public Theater" and "Wonderful Town" and "Big Fish" on Broadway.

Baldwin's real-life husband, Rowat, appeared with his wife at BTG in "Bells Are Ringing" and "A Little Night Music." His New York credits include "Mamma Mia" and "LoveMusik."

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South St., Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main St., Stockbridge; by phone at (413) 997-4444; or online at BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.


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