ACT Presents Simon Stephens? drama, HEISENBERG

Daily Dose  |  10/11/2018 11:00 am

Simon Stephens’ drama, HEISENBERG makes its area premiere with Actors Collaborative Toledo (ACT).  Barbara Barkan directs this staged reading, by Tony and Olivier award winning playwright Simon Stephens, runs October 19 & 20, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church at 8:00 p.m.  (316 Adams Street, Toledo, OH  43604.)   

Heisenberg features Toledo Theatre veterans Kate Abu-Absi and Dennie Sherer.  Ms. Barkan says of the play, “Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty?  Maybe.  The cast and I enjoyed exploring the possibilities as it relates to this play. We explored the uncertainties of relationships, motives, encounters, and possibilities. Enjoy the journey we take you on.”

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Simon Stephens' sharply original HEISENBERG brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.

“On its surface, [HEISENBERG] is a satisfyingly sentimental, life-affirming mating dance between two people who are so utterly dissimilar that of course they are made for each other. But if you choose to tune into the quieter frequencies, you’ll detect the presence of a probing work that considers the multiplicity of alternatives that could shape our lives at every moment.” —NY Times.

“[Simon Stephens] tells the simple story of two perfect strangers who embark on an affair and find their lives changes irrevocably. You’ve seen this one before, you say? Not like this one, you haven’t…Georgie is a marvelous creation: a wide-eyed, brutally honest id…and Stephens [gives] full commitment to these lost souls through his tough, bracing writing style.” —Entertainment Weekly.

Performances of Heisenberg are Friday and Saturday October 19 & 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Heisenberg contains adult language and mature themes. It is recommended for ages 16 and up. 

TICKETS:  $10.00 general admission tickets for Heisenberg are on sale now and can be purchased in advance at or at the door beginning one hour before curtain time