The New Sincerity


Brutally honest and fiercely funny!Buzz News

Recommended! A Great Cast with screwball sensibility throughout!Tony Adler, Chicago Reader

★★★ 1/2 A beautifully written, terrifically staged play. A revelation!CTR

Where is the line between sincerity and self-promotion? In this Chicago premiere comic drama by rising dramatist Alena Smith (Tween Hobo, The Newsroom, The Affair), a young journalist has to untangle a sticky quagmire of politics, ambition and love.
Jeff recommended!

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

stage managed by Katie Klemme
scenic design by Adam Veness
light design by Sarah Hughey
costume design by Izumi Inaba
sound design by Sarah Putts
property design by Vivian Krause
technical direction by Andrew Glasenhardt

Falling in love with the 99%

It’s 2011. As Occupy sweeps New York City, aspiring journalist Rose Spencer gets swept up in its headlong rush toward the future. But can she trust the sincerity of this new movement? The New Sincerity is a poignant comedy about how we try (and sometimes gloriously fail) to define ourselves through the company we keep and the changes we yearn for. This Chicago premiere by Alena Smith (Tween Hobo, The Newsroom, The Affair) is a sharp-witted, hilarious and heartbreaking tale for a rising generation who want to make a new world while living in the current one.

Maura Kidwell*

Drew Shirley

Erin Long

Alex Stein

* denotes a member of Actors Equity

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