Heisenberg is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre located at 261 West 47th Street. It runs one hour twenty minutes with no intermission. The play closes December 2, 2016.
The play previously played at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage II in June 2015.
Simon Stephens is the playwright. He won a Tony Award (2015) and a Laurence Olivier Award (2013) for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.
Mark Brokaw is the director. He won a Drama Desk Award in 1997 for How I Learned to Drive.
Michael Krass is the costume designer. He was nominated for three Tony Awards for Noises Off (2016), Machinal (2014) and The Constant Wife (2006)
Mark Wendland is the scenic designer. He won A Tony Award for The Merchant of Venice (2011) and Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Next to Normal (2009).
Mary Louise Parker won a Tony Award in 2001 for Proof and was nominated for a Tony Award for Reckless (2005) and Prelude to a Kiss (1990).
The time is the present, the place London, England and New Jersey.
Georgie Burns (Mary-Louise Parker) kisses Alex Priest (Denis Arndt) on the neck. They are in a busy train station. When he turns around she tells him she thought he was someone else. They go back in forth in conversation. Georgie is is talking more than Alex. She is always changing her story. Alex tells her his name what he does for a living but will not let her take a picture of him.
Georgie finds his butcher shop and pays him a visit. She tells him her son left two years ago with a girl to New Jersey in the United States. He wants nothing to do with her.
Next scene we are in Alex’s bedroom. They were intimate. Snooping around his house she finds his diaries. He tells her he writes fifty words a day. Georgie tells him that she has been after him so he would give her money to go to New Jersey to find her son. Alex is not too happy about it. He’s 75 and not looking for romance or maybe he is? Tracking her down at the train station where they met he agrees to give her the money if he can go along with her.
I’m not telling you what happens in between or if she finds her son. But Georgie is off the wall.
It is a quirky play, in the play it is presented. Part of the audience is on the stage, in rows all the up the wall. The props are two tables and two chairs, which are moved around the stage by both actors.
As usual in this theatre I had trouble hearing what they said in some scenes and may have added to being confused with the story some times. I am not sure if I like it or not because of this. It was okay.
Mary-Louise parker does a remarkable job.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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