2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘The Sincerity Project’ at Plays and Players

It’s back! After  two years, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation’s The Sincerity Project, directed with much heart, and written and performed by actors/writers Aram Aghazarian, Benjamin Camp, Rachel Camp, Makoto Hirano, Jenna Horton, Melissa Krodman, and Mark McCloughan, picked up where the story ended two years ago. The show left me transfixed by the cast’s powerhouse performances.

The cast of 'The Sincerity Project.' Photo by Jen Cleary.
The cast of ‘The Sincerity Project.’ Photo by Jen Cleary.

Without giving it all away, suffice to say that these characters, at times, are ‘older and wiser,’ and although we are brought back to their lives back in 2014, what we see now on the stage is some growth, maturity, and some regression. It’s all very well acted and compelling to see these characters expose themselves to the audience. I felt I knew these characters personally, and, at times, I could relate to their actions and choices.

There were scenes that shocked and mesmerized me – including one dealing with a bath tub, and having the cast unveil the reasons behind their tattoos was a clever way to lean more about their lives.

The Sincerity Project is successful because few shows have characters that bare their souls to the audience like this show does.

I laughed. I cried. I was moved.

I look forward to seeing what has happened to them two years from now.

This electrifying tell-all experience is not to be missed.

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

The Sincerity Project plays through September 18, 2016 at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival performing at Plays and Players – 1714 Delancey Place, in Philadelphia, PA. For tickets purchase them online.

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Julie Jordan
Julie Jordan is a 18 year-old writer, actress, dancer, and choreographer. During her high school experience she pursued musical theatre and participated in 13 productions. She started choreographing musicals her sophomore year of high school (Lion King Jr., Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone , Legally Blonde, Working The Musical, Crazy For You, Hamlet, and Anything Goes). She ushered at the Forum Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Julie enjoys writing short stories, screen plays, novels, poems, songs, as well as reviews. She competed and received high gold at dance competitions at On Stage America and Starpower, and Dance Fest at her performing arts high school. She’s a freshman at University of the Arts in Philadelphia studying acting.


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