The Gamm to Stage the New England Premiere of INCOGNITO
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) announces the New England premiere of Incognito by celebrated British playwright Nick Payne. Tyler Dobrowsky (American Buffalo, The Rant) directs this deep, dazzling drama exploring what it means to be human, and how memory and imagination shape our identities. A cast of four (Artistic Director Tony Estrella, Resident Actors Casey Seymour Kim and Karen Carpenter, and new-comer Michael Liebhauser) play 21 characters weaving a tapestry of converging stories based in real and imagined history.
Incognito runs from November 9-December 10 at The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI. Tickets are $44, $52 and $60; preview performances (November 9-12) are $33. Call 401-723-4266 or order online at gammtheatre.org.
Like Payne's 2015 Broadway hit Constellations, Incognito is full of big ideas played as moments that are human in scale.
"Nick Payne is a brilliant writer and Incognito is a one-of-a-kind experience," said Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella. "Payne seamlessly fuses the brain and the heart to create moving and intellectually invigorating theater. Incognito dares to map the intricacies of the human brain and challenges us to wade deeper into the idea of the 'self'. In Incognito, the existential question of 'Who am I?' takes on surprising and revelatory new dimensions."
Four actors play a total of 21 characters in Incognito's three interwoven stories. A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; and an acute amnesiac repeatedly forgets everything but his love for his wife. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one graceful play, asking whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.
Set Design and Production Management by Jessica Hill
Costume Design by Marilyn Salvatore
Lighting Design by Dan Scully
Stage Management by Sara Sheets*
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.