Nick Payne

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Incognito US

Director Doug Hughes Starring
  • Geneva Carr, Charlie Cox, Heather Lind, Morgan Spector
    Manhattan Theatre Club, New York

    Four actors play a combined 21 characters within Incognito’s three interwoven stories. A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.


    Incognito review – Nick Payne’s brainteaser is at the top of its class

    "One of his great gifts is the ability to poignantly meld complicated philosophic and scientific tenets with simpler human struggles"

    Alexis Soloski
    The Guardian
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    "Incognito might have easily tipped over in pretentiousness — among the characters are various pathologists, neuropsychologists and descendants of Albert Einstein — but instead proves fleet, witty and, by the end of its 85 minutes, heartbreaking"

    Christopher Kelly
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    Review: In ‘Incognito,’ the Brain Is Dramatic and Mysterious

    "Restless intellectualism is only to be expected of Mr. Payne, the young British playwright who is fast becoming the theater’s equivalent to Prof. Brian Cox"

    Ben Brantley
    The New York Times
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