Click Here for More Articles on MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

MTC Extends Nick Payne's INCOGNITO

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced two added weeks of performances for Incognito, the American premiere of the new play written by Nick Payne (Constellations) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (The Father, Doubt, Outside Mullingar), which opened last Tuesday, May 24 to rave reviews at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will now play through Sunday, July 10.

Below is a sample of what New York critics had to say about the production, which features Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Geneva Carr (Hand To God), Charlie Cox (Netflix's "Daredevil"), Heather Lind (AMC's "Turn: Washington's Spies"), and Drama Desk Award nominee Morgan Spector (Ironbound). The four actors play a combined 20 characters within Incognito's three interwoven stories.

"As directed by Mr. Hughes, Incognito is remarkable. The script's diverse figures are embodied by an exceptionally supple ensemble of four: the vivid Geneva Carr, the sensational Charlie Cox, the tenderly frustrated Heather Lind and the feverishly defensive Morgan Spector, who shift among their identities with crisply delineating stances and accents. As befits a work about the vagaries of memory, Mr. Payne's multilayered works remains in your mind, challenging our most fundamental notions of autonomous selfhood." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Four stars. Nick Payne's brainteaser is at the top of its class." -Alexis Soloski, The Guardian

"Geneva Carr, Charlie Cox, Heather Lind and Morgan Spector play 20 parts between them with remarkable dexterity. Incognito is that rare thing: a piece of theatre that really forces us to think." -Max McGuinness, Financial Times

"Director Doug Hughes has employed a quartet of instantly likable performers who dexterously shift from role to role, dialect to dialect, with an exceptional nimbleness. Geneva Carr, Charlie Cox, Heather Lind and Morgan Spector are the truest definition of a theatrical ensemble, bringing passion to every moment and volleying back and forth with laser-like precision." -David Gordon, TheaterMania

"The actors have nothing to play off of but each other, and with what feels like a millisecond between scenes, they transform completely. Incognito is an actor's dream." -Caitlin Brody, Entertainment Weekly

"By the end of its 85 minutes, Incognito proves fleet, witty and heartbreaking." -Christopher Kelly, Star-Ledger

Nick Payne, the acclaimed writer who brought you the sold-out Broadway sensation Constellations, returns to Manhattan Theatre Club with the American premiere of Incognito, an "astonishing and original" new play (The Telegraph).

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. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (The Father, Doubt, Outside Mullingar), Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm-the mind.

The creative team for Incognito features Scott Pask (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), David Van Tieghem (original music & sound design), Peter Pucci (movement direction), Stephen Gabis (dialect coach), and J. David Brimmer (fight director).

Photo by Joan Marcus

Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Los Angeles Michael Jackson Musical To Blame Sex Abuse Allegations On Glove; Johnny Depp Will Not Produce
Another new musical about Michael Jackson is currently in the works - told from the point of view of his glove.... (read more)

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of Broadway-Bound WEST SIDE STORY in Rehearsals!
Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by To... (read more)

BEETLEJUICE Breaks Winter Garden Box Office Record
BEETLEJUICE, presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick), announced Beetlejuice broke the... (read more)

Broadway's TINA Breaks All-Time Box Office Record at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Broadway's TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL shattered the all-time box office record at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) for the week en... (read more)

Breaking: Beth Leavel and Taylor Iman Jones Will Lead THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical; Chicago Premiere Pushed to 2021
Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel will play the iconic Miranda Priestly in the new musical, The Devil Wears Prada and the role of the wide-eyed assistant,... (read more)

All the Broadway Tickets You Can Buy for $39 (or Less!) on Cyber Monday
No, this is not a drill. We've got deals on 18 (count 'em!) Broadway shows this Cyber Monday. From mega-hits like 'Mean Girls' and 'Come From Away' to... (read more)