Piese de Nick Payne

Constelaţii (Constellations)
Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible — and so emotionally devastating?
Elegy
The play is a classic example of the new compressionism. In the course of 70 minutes, it raises a series of complex questions about scientific progress, human identity and the nature of love, loss and faith that most dramatists would take three hours to tackle. In the first scene we meet Lorna, who has recently been discharged from hospital after a brain operation and who treats her partner, Carrie, as a total stranger. Both women are ex-teachers in their 60s, and have been married for 20 years: a clear indication, given the recency of same-sex marriage, that the play is set in the near future.
If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet
Overweight and bullied Anna is neglected by her global warming obsessed father and misunderstood by her teacher mother. When her dozy but charismatic uncle turns up out the blue he is the only one that seems be able to get through to her, however as he becomes more and more obsessed with his ex-girlfriend and his own problems he doesn't notice Anna spiralling into depression and that he is the only one who could save her.
Incognito
Granted, it’s somebody else’s brain — the one that belonged to Albert Einstein — that’s at the center of “Incognito,” which embroiders the true story of a Princeton pathologist who spirited away that epochal physicist’s gray matter after performing an autopsy. But really, it’s everybody’s brain that’s being subjected to such probing and exasperated analysis in a work that — directed by Doug Hughes and enacted by a sparkling cast of four — deserves to be called cerebral in every conceivable sense of the word.
One Day When We Were Young
After almost 40 years on the road, the new-writing company Paines Plough has decided to build a theatre. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that it has assembled one, since the bare plywood of the 150-seat auditorium has a distinctly Ikea aesthetic. That the whole thing flat-packs, and fits into a lorry for touring, seems to have left a playing area about the size of a Polo mint: though the lack of elbow room suits the intimacy of Nick Payne's time-shifting two-hander. The drama begins in a dowdy Bath hotel room in 1942, where young, unmarried couple Violet and Leonard are spending what appears to be their first, and possibly last, night together. Both seem paralysed with nerves (Violet candidly reveals that's she's spent the week beforehand breaking wind in anticipation). Though the earth doesn't move, the ceiling does fall in; as this turns out to be the night of the so-called Baedeker raids on Britain's historic cities. The action then spools forward to the 1960s, when the couple's lives have diverged; and then again to the present day, as the elderly Violet pays Leonard a visit in his squalid Luton flat.
Same Deep Water As Me
The play takes us into the world of no-win, no-fee accident cases, as a dubious claimant gives two lawyers the runaround.
The Art of Dying
The refreshingly simple three-story monologue takes us to a place none of us want to go. One is about a woman named Maggie, struck down by a degenerative disease, who has reached a point in her illness when she wants her life to stop. Another concerns the scientist Richard Feynman, who continues to write to his young wife after her death. The third strand is personal, telling about the death of Payne's own father from heart failure in hospital. The hospital suffers severe heart failure, too: Payne only discovers the truth of his father's condition when he ambushes a consultant. "We like to operate in a culture of optimism," the consultant declares.

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Nick Payne s-a nascut la data de 1984 in , Marea Britanie.


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