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Agnus

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Edgy, Ambitious, Banal
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Set in the year 2047, this piece grapples with themes of corporatized media, an elite political sphere, advanced technology, prisons, and the governance of public opinion.

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Agnus is an odd man in both appearance and personality. Cryptic and volatile after being accused of the murder of a California Governor, Agnus undergoes a series of interviews by a state appointed psychologist to determine his fitness to stand trial. Spoken Word Hip-Hop Theater Artist Ise Lyfe and Google Tech Writer Matt Werner collaborated to write and produce this futuristic political drama.

 

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Confusing, Slow, Loud, Aimless

See it if An angry, annoying, confusing yell-fest of unsympathetic characters going nowhere with considerable energy and sadistic fervor.

Don't see it if Like good surrealism? (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Trial, Invitation to a Beheading, Diary of a Madman) Sorry, this won't do it for you.

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Disappointing, Shallow, Obvious, Unconvincing, College level

See it if you blame “the government” for a general sense of malaise but can’t form a cohesive argument against any specific policy

Don't see it if you don’t want to be reminded of the long, self-satisfied plays people wrote in college; you’re not moved by a lot of unfocused anger

Also Doesn’t live up to the blurb. The play takes for granted that we know ... Read more Read less

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Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You have a friend in the cast.

Don't see it if You want plays that have action. This brought to mind the Talking Heads lyric "You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything."

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Ambitious, Quirky, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like experimental multi-media, futuristic, hodge-podge, not sure what happens next, not sure what just happened, murder mystery

Don't see it if You like to leave the theater satisfied

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Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Painful

See it if you are a friend of the actors. Nice staging.

Don't see it if Just don't. Really amateur acting and dialogue. Need a lot of work.

Also Thank God there was an intermission. I was ready to leave in the middl... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Excruciating, Uneven

See it if As expected, a strong political satire. Quite odd and experimental inducing enough chuckles here and there.

Don't see it if Perplexing progression of events with an unconventional vision. Not really a haha or a moving piece but an intriguing one

Also Agnus (Ise) was brilliant and intense. Not sure if I’ve encountered a ... Read more Read less

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Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You are interested in the future of American politics and the criminal justice system, or discussions of how we treat criminals in society

Don't see it if You are looking for a 100% polished play. This piece is as much about the message and intent as it is about the dialogue

Also Ise, playing the title role of Agnus, did an insane job. At first the ... Read more Read less