March 8 – April 8
What transpires when a free-spirited, 40-something American woman crosses paths with a reserved, 75-year-old Irish butcher in a London train station?
Find out at the Pittsburgh premiere of “Heisenberg” by London-based playwright Simon Stephens. Called “the most prolific playwright of his generation,” Stephens is the recipient of two Olivier Awards, a Tony and was a member of Scottish art-punk band Country Teasers.
Portraying Georgie is Gateway High School and Point Park University graduate Robin Abramson, who recently starred in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of “Shadowlands.” Starring as Alex is the Tony-nominated actor, Anthony Heald, who played Dr. Chilton in “The Silence of the Lambs,” and had a recurring role on “Boston Public.”
A boy-meets-girl story with a 21st-century twist, the refreshing romantic comedy follows the unlikely pair as they trek to New Jersey searching for Georgie’s missing son. Although they may seem mismatched, their chemistry is soon ignited. The work’s title refers to the Uncertainty Principle developed by German physicist Werner Heisenberg.
Directing “Heisenberg” is Tracy Brigden, who was artistic director at City Theatre Company for 16 years. Heisenberg will be performed in the round, with a seating bank installed in the backstage area.