Photo Flash: Rubicon Hosts West Coast Premiere of INCOGNITO

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) is pleased to announce the cast for the West Coast premiere of Nick Payne'S profoundly moving play INCOGNITO, directed by Ovation nominee and Indy Award-winner KATHARINE FARMER. This dazzling new drama explores what it means to be human and how memory and imagination shape our identities. Four actors play 21 characters in interwoven stories (some based on true events) about our desire to know ourselves and our yearning to be known and understood by others. The cast includes RTC Company Member Joseph Fuqua (appearing in his 30th production at Rubicon), Betsy Zajko, Mark Jacobson and Claire Adams.

One thread follows Thomas Stoltz Harvey (played by Fuqua), a pathologist who stole Albert Einstein's brain in hopes of conducting research and discovering the nature of genius. A second plot is based on the true story of Henry Maison, or Patient HM, (played by Jacobson), a young man who experienced memory loss after a brain operation. Unable to form any new memories, Henry is hopelessly caught in a never-ending loop of confusion, with fleeting moments of awareness of his situation as his wife (played by Adams) helplessly tries to help him remember how to play the piano. In the third major storyline, a clinical neuropsychologist (played by Zajko) prides herself on understanding other people's needs for human connection but struggles with her own.

INCOGNITO opens on Saturday, September 16 at 7 pm at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District, with low-priced previews Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm, Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 pm and Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 pm. The production continues Wednesdays through Sundays through October 1, 2017. For tickets, go to www.rubicontheatre.org or call (805) 667-2900.

Photo Credit: Photos Courtesy of Rubicon Theatre

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