March 18 – April 12, 2020
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Paul Mullins
Featuring Paul Whitworth
In a bustling London train station a free-spirited American woman plants a kiss on the neck of an older Irish gentleman. Her impulsivity is a clear mismatch for his quiet routine-oriented demeanor but opposites do indeed attract when there is a mutual desire for intimacy and purpose. The unpredictability of this May-December relationship underscores the play title’s reference to the heady uncertainty principle of German physicist Werner Heisenberg – that any attempt to measure precisely the velocity of a particle will knock it about in an unpredictable way, so that a simultaneous measurement of its position has no validity. Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) uses humor and quiet poeticism in this endearing play.
“Arresting…Resonates in your mind long after it’s over.” – New York Times
This production is funded, in part, by grants from the following organizations: