Agnus NYC Reviews and Tickets

59%
(26 Reviews)
Positive
46%
Mixed
23%
Negative
31%
Members say
Ambitious, Relevant, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

About the Show

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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Member Reviews (26)

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30
Disappointing, Painful, Cliched, Banal

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. Read more

45
Amateur, Slow, Prosaic, Cliched

See it if you want to see a poor man's "1984", with a rather silly premise, far too many characters, and not nearly enough cuts to the mundane script.

Don't see it if you expect a polished, professional production or an original dystopian story. [The interminable courtroom scene is illogical & ridiculous.]

80
Great writing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to open your mind to where we may be going with all that is happening today. Brilliant writing and the cast is very good.

Don't see it if you cannot open your mind to possibilities of the future based on all that is afoot today. Disturbing moments may not be for all.

60
Confusing, Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Banal

See it if Entry level procedural set in high tech future; think a CSI episode written at Google, despite interesting moments over plotting defeats

Don't see it if Despite all the government surveillance & AI techno (it's 2047), its a comfort to know human venality & revenge will still win in the end

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Little slow

See it if The story was good at time a little slow. The actor was good. It held my interest and the end was something I did see coming.

Don't see it if You have to be open to different experiences.

33
Shallow, Obvious, Unconvincing, College level, Disappointing

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 Read more

50
Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you are curious about the status world in 2047 seen through the eyes of a bizarre character on trial for his life.

Don't see it if a study of a strange and insane character other than Donald Trump is not your cup of tea. Read more

45
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."

Critic Reviews (1)

M
January 28th, 2018

"Finds strength in its political voice...However, these important themes are sometimes lost in 'Agnus’s' unfocused plot...The creative team makes the most of the intimate Lion Theatre, using staging techniques, lighting, and projection design to make the production feel grand and evocative...There are elements of brilliance tucked away in an ambitious script and characters worth exploring, but these elements are intertwined with a story that often feels both unfinished and unfulfilling."
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