(the uncertainty principle)
Directed by Carla Spindt
by Simon Stevens
From the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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. Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
Georgie Burns: Shannon Rider
Alex Priest: John Craven
Director: Carla Spindt
Set Designer: Argo Thompson
Lighting Designer: April George
Sound Designer: Joe Winkler
Costume Designer: Sandra Ish
Projection Designer: Chris Schloemp
Stage Manager: Jeff Basham
Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service
John has served as an actor and/or director for several local theaters over the span of almost forty years, including various incarnations at Cinnabar Theater, the original Actors’ Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, Spreckels, Porchlight Theater of Marin, The Imaginists and several others in the Bay Area. For the last eight years, John has been a core member of Main Stage West in Sebastopol, with frequent appearances there. Some favorite roles over the latter years include: Patrick Bronté in The Bronté Cycle at The Clarence Brown Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee; Davies in The Caretaker co-produced with The Imaginists Theater; the Preacher in The Grapes of Wrath at The 6th Street Playhouse; Dr. Dorn in The Seagull at Porchlight Theater of Marin; Dodge in Buried Child and The Bishop in Heathen Valley at Main Stage West. In more recent years, John has been cast in a few films, principally in Ian Old’s Burn Country; also in Mario Furloni and Kate Mclean’s short, Marty, as well as a new feature film, Freeland, due out in 2020. Finally, for twenty-seven years, John was the founder and co-director of the Art Quest Theater Arts program at Santa Rosa High School. He now has the great pleasure of working with many of those young actors as colleagues. “That’s the best!”
Shannon Rider is a Santa Rosa native. She has been singing, dancing and acting since the age of 5, so you may have seen her performing at one of the many theater venues in Northern California, or possibly in concert venues with her bands The Shannon Rider Band or Miss Kitty & the Big Dogs. Favorite roles include Lin in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Patsy Cline in Always, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette in The Tammy Wynette Story, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and Mortisha in The Addams Family Musical.
The Cast & Crew
Simon Stephens has written many plays that have been translated into more than 30 languages and produced all over the world. He is a professor of playwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University, an associate playwright at the Royal Court Theatre, the artistic associate at the Lyric Hammersmith in London, and the Steep Associate Playwright at Steep Theatre in Chicago.
— Simon Stephens