Sincerity Forever
80

Sincerity Forever NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(9 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
11%
Negative
0%
Members say
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Clever

About the Show

"Sincerity Forever" is a comedy about a group of young residents from the fictional southern town with a prominent community of KKK members. Part of The Flea's "Mac Wellman: Perfect Catastrophes" series.

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Member Reviews (9)

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Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy insightful skewering of society's "norms".

Don't see it if you don't like farce. Ideas in this play were great but it didn't totally come together for me as fully realized theater.

77
Quirky, Profound, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if like Mac Wellman. Very accessible. Laughing a ridiculous situations and points of view.

Don't see it if need straight-forward plays. Though if have not seen a Mac Wellman play before this is a good place to start

88
Politically conscious with resonance of ionesco, but in a distinctly american voice. wonderful young cast., Relevant, Great acting, Edgy, Funny

See it if you like political theater and are prepared for some intensity amid the laughter.

Don't see it if you need a traditional narrative or have room in your heart for right-wing bigotry.

88
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Absurdist comedy and breaking the fourth wall are your kind of thing

Don't see it if Social commentary or racist clothing/jargon upset you.

98
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to think about the humanity that exists in all of us, and what can happen when we allow ourselves to be corrupted.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to relevant references to the history of racism in America, in which case... You're doomed.

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73
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if A show that brings forth human behavior... hypocrisy, cunningness etc. Well acted and well done.

Don't see it if If you want an uplifting happy show, this is not the one. If you want a more linear play.

During previews
88
Combustible subject, Well played, Dazzlingly written, Experimental, Timely

See it if you’d like to see a strong staging of an innovative 30-year old classic with a subject that is timelier than ever.

Don't see it if you're looking for a little mindless fun. Read more

During previews
74
Edgy, Disappointing

See it if Smart dialogue, glad to see this influentialMac Wellman work staged. That said, overly didactic and not enough pay-off to the script's turns

Don't see it if Some interesting formal devices, though the play itself seemed somewhat undercooked.

Critic Reviews (4)

BroadwayWorld
September 8th, 2019

"Mac Wellman's skewering of America in 'BAD PENNY' and 'SINCERITY FOREVER' at Flea Theater"
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TheaterScene.net
September 21st, 2019

"From the evidence of the 1990 'Sincerity Forever' and 1989 'Bad Penny,' Wellman is not particularly interested in plot but makes copious use of satire, poetry and symbolism to write absurdist plays which skewer hypocrisy and pretense in America."
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New York Theater
September 7th, 2019

"Feels newly relevant… Wellman's mockery is balanced with an undergirding anger. …[his] language can be entertaining.. But simultaneously too obvious and too abstruse to be judged a classic satire…the acting only intermittently rises to the level that the material demands."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
September 7th, 2019

"The…offbeat characters and structure are accompanied by a…sometimes bizarre blend of redneck locutions, colorfully distorted grammar, colloquial teenspeak, formal rhetoric, and…profanity. Not all of this comes across clearly…but the writing and staging…hold the attention much of the time."
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