Lend Us Your Ears play reading series presents “Heisenberg”

“Heisenberg” kicks off the Bellingham Theatre Guild’s play-reading series October 1, at 2:00 pm

LEND US YOUR EARS presents the compelling screwball relationship play HEISENBERG as the 2022-2023 season opener for the Pay-What-You-Will play-reading series.

LEND US YOUR EARS, the reading series at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, opens this season with Heisenberg, Simon Stephens’ devilishly sly two-hander, on October 1, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

The Pay-What-You-Will performance, directed by local director and teacher Shawn Fuller, follows the events that uncertainly transpire after a brash American woman in her 40s randomly kisses the back of the neck of a 75-year-old British butcher in a London train station. Playwright Simon Stephens, who also wrote the hit stage version of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," named this play Heisenberg after the physicist Heisenberg and his Uncertainty Principle, which posits that anything you witness cannot accurately predict where it will go or end up, and has weaved this unpredictable journey of two disparate people, which has nothing at all to do with “Breaking Bad.” Produced heavily throughout the US and the world, this playful clashing of opposite people will be performed in this single reading by skilled local actors, and contains adult language and situations.

LEND US YOUR EARS (with the mission: Good Plays Read Well) produces matinee readings with local actors in front of the curtains, with general admission seating and the audience choosing what it wants to pay. No reservations necessary and any questions can be directed to LUYE Artistic Director, Sean Walbeck (sean@gigglewax.com, 360-647-9242).

HEISENBERG is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection (www.dramatists.com).

Event Series Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

Bellingham Theatre Guild 1600 H Street, Bellingham

Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
Directed by Heidi Sackerson
September 23 - October 9, 2022
Auditions: 7/31/22 – 8/2/22

NOTE: The October 2 matinee performance will have a short audience talk-back immediately following the performance. Those attending that day may stay after the performance to hear from and ask questions of the director and a few of the cast members.

Winner, 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Nominee, 1981 Tony Award for Best Play

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Content warning: Adult themes, suicide/self-harm

Meg just left one. Lenny never had one. Babe just shot one. The Magrath sisters sure have a way with men!

Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when Babe, the youngest, has just shot her husband. Oldest sister Lenny takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid. Meg, who aspires to make it in Hollywood as a singer and actress, has had a wild, man-filled life. Their reunion is joyful but also stirs up much tension as each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.