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. More…
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From Pogue Mahone Productions. Written by Jason Sofge. Directed by Jason Sofge.
"'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
“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
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.
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
See it if You enjoy intelligently woven stories that address the nature of theater and existence. Interesting and thoughtful with great performances!
Don't see it if You have trouble following stories that weave multiple realities.
See it if You want to see something clever, well written and funny! This show is entertaining with a talented cast that makes you laugh and cry.
Don't see it if you are looking for a typical and predictable show and just want to be mindlessly entertained.
See it if Metaphysical theater that challenges the convention of the modern play and intentionally breaks "the mold". Hilarious and heart-wrenching!
Don't see it if You don't like evocative, challenging, metaphysical theater.
See it if You want to see a talented cast lead you on a refreshing journey that will make you laugh, cry and keep you guessing as to what is next!
Don't see it if You don't want thought provoking theatre that requires you to pay attention to the entire piece.
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.