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Anonymous, Anonymous (FringeNYC)

Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
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Members
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35 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Anonymous, Anonymous is the time-bending, HILARIOUS story of a lovelorn playwright, as he fondly recalls the greatest and funniest moments from his past, masterfully weaving them together into a new play, telling a timeless story of lost love.

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Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From Pogue Mahone Productions. Written by Jason Sofge. Directed by Jason Sofge.

 

Reviews (37)

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51
Avg Score

45
Theatre Reviews Limited

“Once the audience is in on the ‘trick’-which occurs early on in the play-they begin to grow weary and, despite Mr. Sofge’s apparent lack of interest in dramatic arcs, fourth walls, and cathartic resolutions, the audience begins to beg for a bit of a decent dénouement...To his credit, Mr. Sofge has created interesting characters...Under Mr. Sofge’s and Michael Melkovic’s direction, the ensemble cast does its best to pull the whole thing off and are convincing.” Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"'Anonymous Anonymous' is a puzzle of a play...Sofge’s play has an autobiographic feel to it. There are some moments that are loopy and amusing. Others are somber and almost brought me to tears. Sofge’s work has terrific ideas, but they are confusing and muddled...While initially intriguing, it's easy to get lost while trying to follow, or even construct, the timeline, and to figure out where, and when, Dan/Steve is at various points." Full Review

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81
Avg Score

75
Disjointed, Great acting company, Experimental form, Leaves you in the dark, literally, Lots of laughs

See it if you know the author or actors, if you want a 6 Characters in Search of an Author experience or want to see skilled actors heighten material

Don't see it if you want linear development, the lights to stay on, & all your questions about the play answered

42
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Irritating

See it if you're supportive friends/family. I confirm critic DavidRoberts' Show-Score of 45 & a weary audience denied an interesting story, well-told

Don't see it if You'd rather be outside sweating. Cool AC here, but no smartly-developed characters to care about in a coherent story that moved me.

95
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You love to see great actors digging deep into their characters, or you love to see the mysteries and complications of life unfurl

Don't see it if You don't like thought provoking theatre that makes you dig deeper into yourself, or if you like predictable plot lines.

50
Indulgent, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like great acting and meta theater.

Don't see it if You expect a show to be cohesive with an understandable plot.

39
Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a play within play within a play. A good actress but the male lead was intolerable.

Don't see it if You are looking for an understandable plot.

22
Banal, Confusing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You like meta and complex staging. The director works hard at telling this layered story.

Don't see it if You want to know what's going on! It's an very intelligent plot but I had a very hard time following it. This is not a show that spoonfeeds.

70
Funny, Ambitious, Indulgent, Banal, Confusing

See it if You like stories about art and creating it. Clever at times. Indulgent the rest. I liked it but forgot about it.

Don't see it if You want a linear story line

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a creative play that experiments with plot and timeline

Don't see it if You want everything linear and fully resolved by the end. This play showed me those things actually don't matter much. Great play!!!

94
Funny, Original, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You're willing to take a ride and experience theatre on a new level; it boldly breaks conventions and keeps the audience guessing & laughing

Don't see it if You only like linear plot lines and traditional theatre.

95
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like Pirandello. You like to see interesting stage conventions. You wanna see a really fantastic central performance.

Don't see it if You need linear narratives.

100
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you're an actor, writer, artist. It's so great. You'll be glad you did!

Don't see it if You want a musical. It's a play.

91
Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of unconventional theater and enjoy trying to figure out plot lines.

Don't see it if You are a prurist of formality in play structure.

100
Funny, Great writing

See it if You like good humor

Don't see it if N/A

100
Funny, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you like shows that will expand your mind and bring laughter to your heart.

Don't see it if you missed the showtimes or are broke. Otherwise see it.

71
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if The actors do not disappoint. Everyone is quite good. Surprises abound.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a clear beginning-middle-end arc. I enjoyed the "dream within a dream" structure. Can make it hard to follow.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Like surprises and a non-linear plot line filled with surprises.

Don't see it if Are in the mood for something fluffy

100
Funny, Original, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Y ou enjoy smart, clever theater that is entertaining

Don't see it if Dont like to laugh at the theater

98
Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate a fearless and new idea, sprinkled with a love story.

Don't see it if You need linear storytelling.

95
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You want to see great acting

Don't see it if You don't like "meta"

98
Original, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like to see new and original theater and want to enjoy a talented cast do a fantastic job at telling a sometimes confusing story.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following a show that doesn't have a traditional linear timeline to it.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if You like great, clever writing paired with talented acting.

Don't see it if you just want to be transported.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a show that flexes your mental muscle, and seeing actors that keep you on your toes

Don't see it if You have difficulty following time jumps and dimensional shifts

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the challenge of following a non-linear plot and want to see a fabulous and versatile cast.

Don't see it if You need a linear plot or a ending tied up in a bow.

86
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy untraditional story telling, clever text and staging, and strong character performances.

Don't see it if You don't like non-linear story lines.

95
Funny, Original, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like non linear storytelling and are fans of Charlie Kaufman, Samuel Beckett and Ionesco

Don't see it if If you don't like the things I mentioned in the likes column. You need answers to everything about the plot.