Following successful off-Broadway and Broadway runs with Manhattan Theatre Club, Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, starring Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, will make its Los Angeles debut at the Mark Taper Forum this summer, running June 28-August 6. Opening night is set for July 6.
This two-hander follows Georgie Burns (Parker), a middle-aged woman who meets elderly butcher Alex Priest (Arndt) in a busy London train station after she randomly decides to kiss him on the back of the neck. They quickly begin a May-December romance. Georgie is very much driven by Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which she summarizes as, "If you watch something closely enough you realize you have no possible way of telling where it's going or how fast it's getting there." For her, this also extends to human relationships.
Direction is by Drama Desk winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons), with choreography by Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). The show features costumes by Michael Krass (Noises Off), set by Mark Wendland (If/Then), and sound by David Van Tieghem (The Gin Game). Austin R. Smith (who did not work on the off-Broadway run) makes his Broadway debut as the lighting designer.
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