Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of Nick Payne's play, which examines whether our memories and identities exist only in our minds. More…
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything except how much he loves his girlfriend. These mysterious stories are braided into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, 'Incognito' takes us into the last uncharted realm: the mind.
See it if you want to see a play that will spark conversations about identity and life.
Don't see it if you can't overlook the very cheesy high school theater interpretative dance moments that break up the scenes.
See it if You find humor in the little things and like the 50's theme, enjoy some of.the Ill humor.
Don't see it if You want the humor to be very aware in the lines. If you believe the 50's are overrated and a bit dated.
See it if You like a well acted, thought provoking, confusing drama. Acting was wonderful. Story line and changing characters not easy to follow.
Don't see it if You cannot/ will not grapple with intellectual challenge. I admit, was hard to figure which part actors were playing and what it meant.
See it if /for 4 actors' beautiful use of their brains imaginations & craft to create characters embodying observations about brains & identity.
Don't see it if you want to leave with new ideas or insight; structure of play allows flashes of empathy/recognition but not much emotional connection.
See it if you enjoy fast-paced, thought-provoking, interwoven, non-linear narratives.
Don't see it if you're easily confused and like to talk about your confusion loudly during the performance, like so many of the irritating MTC subscribers.
See it if You enjoy virtuoso acting performances, like nonlinear plots, and can tolerate some gratuitous avant-gardeness
Don't see it if You need a linear plot, are looking for depth about Einstein or the brain, expect it to be as good as "The Effect" because that had feeling
See it if you like cerebral plays. Great cast and direction. Script is cold though.
Don't see it if you like traditional plays with a beginning, middle and end. Also, don't see it if you're tired. complex & fast-paced.
See it if You would enjoy a series of uneven separate scenes that are thinly tied together and keep you trying to figure out how they fit together
Don't see it if You require a play that drives emotion well, has some humor in it, and does not contain heavy handed explanations
See it if you appreciate a wonderful cast playing multiple roles. The transitions are seamless. Can't say enough about the quality of the performances
Don't see it if you're easily bored by complex, slow-moving plots. Go for the acting, not the story.
See it if You want a play about science that thinks it's smarter than it is
Don't see it if You want a show that has courage to make choices and figure out what it wants to be about
See it if You are an avid theatre goer who would enjoy watching 4 competent actors tackle 20 characters while contemplating how the brain works
Don't see it if Wouldn't enjoy watching actors do what amounts to the robot between scene breaks or hear actors butcher foreign and regional accents.
See it if you want an intellectually-challenging night at the theatre.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show where you can sit back and enjoy it. INCOGNITO is a show that requires you to think.
See it if you enjoy a fabulous cast perform numerous characters with ease. This play was not as effective in story telling as Constellations.
Don't see it if want a straight forward to the point story, this is story telling in segments that could use some more cohesiveness/clarity.
See it if you enjoy ensemble, suggested storytelling and scientific subject matter
Don't see it if I had trouble tracking characters throughout the piece, and that was a huge element needed for it to be successful
See it if Really enjoy great actors playing various roles. Learn something about how our brains work.
Don't see it if You really enjoyed Constellations and how the storytelling was similar, but sadly it was not.
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