Mary-Louise Parker Heads Off-Broadway in 'Heisenberg'

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Mary-Louise Parker

The Tony and Emmy winner stars opposite Kenneth Welsh in the world-premiere play by Simon Stephens, currently represented on Broadway with 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'

Mary-Louise Parker will renew her long association with Manhattan Theatre Club this year when she stars in the off-Broadway world premiere of Simon Stephens' two-hander Heisenberg.

Commissioned by MTC, the play traces the life-changing connection that develops between Parker's character Clare and a much older man, played by veteran Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh, when she plants a kiss on his neck in the middle of a crowded London train station.

Mark Brokaw (Cinderella) will direct the production, which is scheduled for a strictly limited six-week engagement. It begins previews May 19 in the Stage II studio space at New York City Center, with an official opening June 3.

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Brit playwright Stephens' other work includes Punk Rock, Harper Regan and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which is one of the hits of the current Broadway season. That production opened in September and has grossed $20 million.

Parker won a Tony in 2001 for her role in MTC's production of David Auburn's Proof. She also starred in the company's Broadway stagings of Craig Lucas' Reckless and Sharr White's The Snow Geese.

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