Already closed | 1h 10m | East Village

Anonymous, Anonymous (FringeNYC)

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

About the show

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.

1h 10m | Already closed | The Kraine Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
81
Avg Score

75
Great acting company, Experimental form, Leaves you in the dark, literally, Disjointed, 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
Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated, Irritating, Excruciating

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.

50
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, 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.

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.

39
Confusing, Dizzying, 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, Cliched, Confusing, 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.

95
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Edgy, 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.

94
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

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.

70
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Funny, Indulgent

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, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

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!!!

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

92
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

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
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

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.

97
Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You enjoy SNL, Mr Show, and other funny and quirky sketch comedy programs. This will be right up your alley.

Don't see it if You're sense of humor is too serious for laughter.

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

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, Entertaining, Intelligent

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

Don't see it if You need linear storytelling.

100
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Original, Must see, Hilarious

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.

95
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Original, 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.

70
Indulgent, Quirky, Fartsworthy, Great staging, Fine

See it if Breaking the 4th wall, timeline shifts, jokes about MTA subway.

Don't see it if Get confused easily

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like fresh, original writing with some unique performances that will often surprise you.

Don't see it if You need linear, straightforward entertainment.

91
Great writing, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

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
Original, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

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.

99
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing, Original

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.

90
Delightful, Riveting, Great acting, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if love to laugh, enjoy NYC humor, have ever been in love, and value adventure in your theatrical experience. Brilliant writing!

Don't see it if you're an curmudgeon who doesn't enjoy new, exciting, avant garde theatre.

89
Funny, Quirky

See it if You like theatre thought experiments...silly comedy...solid acting...romantic plots.

Don't see it if You are not willing to along for the ride of a play within a play within a play within a play???


August 18th, 2016
"'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...
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August 15th, 2016
“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 h...
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