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The brain builds a narrative to steady us from moment to moment, but it is absolutely an illusion. There is no me, there is no you, and there is certainly no self.
Princeton, New Jersey. 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy on Albert Einstein – and then steals his brain.
Bath, England. 1953. Henry undergoes pioneering brain surgery. The surgery changes Henry’s life, and the history of neuroscience.
London, England. The Present. Martha is a clinical neuropsychologist. When her marriage breaks down she starts to make radically different choices.
Three interwoven stories exploring the nature of identity and how we are defined by what we remember, Incognito is an exhilarating exploration of what it means to be human.
Nick Payne’s Incognito premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle, in April 2014 in a co-production with nabokov and HighTide Festival Theatre.
As with all the best puzzles, we are left with a sense of emotional as well as intellectual fulfilment.
Ingenious... I'd urge you to see.
What an astonishing and original play this is.
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