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  "I think anybody who takes the trouble to write what we refer to as a serious play is holding a mirror up to people, saying: 'Look, this is the way you behave, this is who you are.  If you don't like it, why don't you change?'"
                 -Edward Albee
                                1979

 

   
SINCERITY FOREVER
by Mac Wellman

July 28th - August 5th, 2006

     For the 2006 Buffalo "infringement" Festival, we wanted to put on the most crazy, in-your-face, "infringy" play we could find.  So we went straight to SINCERITY FOREVER by the notoriously bizarre multiple Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman.
     An absolutely insane one-act comedy, SINCERITY FOREVER is a tale of love, dumb-ass rednecks, the KKK, alien invasion, furballs, and the Second Coming.  Mercilessly mocking the ignorance of Middle America, endlessly denouncing the dogma of the religious right, and all the while gleefully employing the most obscene and outrageous language, this play is "subversive" in every sense of the word (the author every sarcastically dedicated the piece to reactionary Senator Jesse Helms for "the fine work you are doing to destroy civil liberties in these United States").
Click below for more info...
-- About the Author
-- About the Cast & Crew
-- About Directions
-- Production Photos
-- About the Buffalo "infringement" Festival
-- READ REVIEW: Buffalo News 7/31/07
-- READ REVIEW: Artvoice Magazine 8/2/07
-- READ REVIEW: Buffalo Rising Magazine 8/1/07
-- READ REVIEW: Nightlife Magazine 8/6/07
-- Return to this Play's Main Page

     Our production was no less wild than the play itself.  We went out and got an actual 1972 Ford Mustang convertible, assembled a ton of totally preposterous costumes and props, and hastily transformed the dusty parking lot behind Allentown's Quaker Bonnet Eatery into SINCERITY FOREVER's yokel land of Hillsbottom.
     An undeniable success, this production was a huge hit at the Festival drawing crowds of forty to fifty people a night (even during a torrential downpour of Biblical proportions!).  And all of us involved came away proudly feeling we had created something the likes of which Buffalo has never quite seen before . . . and most likely will never see again.
     The cast and crew of this show endured a seemingly endless onslaught of disasters -- screeching neighbors, sweltering heat, torrential downpours, technical failures, last minute cast shake-ups, etc. -- to bring this unprecedented work to life.  Here's the list of those who gave they're all to make it happen:

Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Orloff*
Molly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Oesch*
Tom . . . . . . . . . . Peter Jaskowiak*
Melvin . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Zybala
Furball #1 . . . . . . . . . . Betsy Bittar
Furball #2 . . . . . . . . . Katie White*
Jesus H. Christ . . . . Faith Wardlaw
George . . . . . . . . . .  Rich Kraemer
Lloyd . . . . .  Jamie Todd Hamilton*

Director . . . . . Kurt Schneiderman*
Costume Design . .  Stephanie Smith
Sound Design . Matthew LaChiusa*
Props Mistress . . . Jeanette Rehac*
Poster Design . Kurt Schneiderman*
Photography . . . . . . . Ken Barney*
House Manager . .  Michael Fanelli*

* = members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

This production would never have been possible had it not been for extremely magnanimous loans of equipment from Allentown Music, Indigo Productions, and Dunn Auto Parts of Medina, New York.
A million thank yous to all!

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