‘Heisenberg’ Bows Rep’s Studio Season With Love for the Ages

Harry Hamm

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Emerson said that love is like wallflowers; often found in the most unlikely places. And in the instance of “Heisenberg,” it is found between two most unlikely people.

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This two-character, barebones play is not what you might expect. In fact, don’t expect anything but the unexpected.

Set in London in the present time, a gregarious, 40-something, chatty, charming free-spirit of a woman, to whom the truth is not a good friend, literally bumps into a 75-year-old butcher in the sparse lobby of a train station and bites him on the back of his neck. That chance meeting (or was it?) gives way to a six week  relationship dominated mostly by the woman who seemingly has no agenda except the adventure of chance.

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Rep veteran Joneal Joplin plays Alex, the butcher, and he is perfect. Susan Louise O’Connor is Georgie, the woman, in a performance that is a theatrical force of charm and implicit sadness. This intense work is driven primarily by her portrayl that has a human energy that is magnetic.

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You’ll learn a lot about Alex and Georgie is this one-act production. “Heisenberg” manages to strip them down in a most revealing way. The evening also has some very sharp humor, often achieved by a look or an expression rather than words. The evening is memorable, and perfect Studio Theater material.

 

 

 

 

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