Tampa rapper Anonymous preps play, 'Mr. Nobody at Point Blank Range'
Eighteen-year-old Tampa rapper Anonymous (a.k.a. And.On.I.Must) is a bona fide hustler on the streets of Tampa Bay. A two-time Artist of the Day on Soundcheck (March 20 and June 5) he's got a gift for easygoing self-promotion that belies his young age.
This fall, Anonymous (a.k.a. Chris Nunez) heads off to study dramatic writing at New York University. But before he goes, he's turning his hand to theater with Mr. Nobody at Point Blank Range, a black comedy he wrote and directed. It stages at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave., Tampa. $10, $12. (813) 300-3585.
Here's what Here's what Nunez had to say about the play in an e-mail to John Fleming:
"Mr. Nobody is a six-person, one-act play about Silo, a 19-year-old with no aspirations, no home life, a dead-end job and a roommate that only complicates matters. The plot centers around a robbery at the Quick E Mart, where he works, during which he is forced to make a sad realization at gunpoint.''
The cast includes Ryan Niven as Silo along with Paige Snyder, Alyssa Delio, Colin Fendrick, Elizabeth Fendrick and Nunez.
Nunez, a Plant High graduate this year, participated in the youth program at the Ojai Playwright's Conference in California over the summer. In June he released his first record, Sincerely, Anonymous, on ZeyeOn:PDG, his own label.