Off-Broadway Getting a New Play by Constellations Author

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Just days after the closing of its sold-out Broadway hit Constellations, Manhattan Theatre Club announced it will present the American premiere of the same author’s Incognito Off-Broadway next season.

The brain of physicist Albert Einstein is stolen in Nick Payne’s drama about “memory and identity” which will begin previews May 3, 2016, with an official opening set for May 24 at the New York City Center – Stage I.

Nick Payne
Nick Payne

Doug Hughes will direct the play, which debuted in the U.K. at Oxford’s High Tide Festival in 2014.

Press notes said, “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 takes us into the last uncharted realm—the mind.

The cast and the rest of the creative team have yet to be announced.

Payne’s other plays include If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, The Art of Dying and Wanderlust. Hughes won a Tony Award as Best Director of a Play for the Pulitzer Prize winner Doubt for MTC.

Tickets are not on sale yet. Season subscriptions to MTC will be available starting in early April via The MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050. Single ticket information will be announced later.

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