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“The New Sincerity” Opens

BAY STREET OPENING
A Hip New Comedy, THE NEW SINCERITY, opens Bay Street Theater Summer Season.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented the World Premiere of THE NEW SINCERITY, a smart new comedy by Alena Smith that explores the affects of the

Justine Lupe (Rose), Teddy Bergman (Benjamin), Peter Mark Kendall (Django), Elvy Yost (Natasha)

social media on our ambitions and our lives. Helmed skillfully by Bob Balaban the hip new comedy delves into the complicated expertise needed to balance ambition, love, and politics in our society dominated by the social media. Our quest for success in today’s rapidly changing world is a tricky process of discovering the elusive truth where much is hidden beneath the surface.

BAY STREET OPENING
A Hip New Comedy, THE NEW SINCERITY, opens Bay Street Theater Summer Season.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented the World Premiere of THE NEW SINCERITY, a smart new comedy by Alena Smith that explores the affects of the

Justine Lupe (Rose), Teddy Bergman (Benjamin), Peter Mark Kendall (Django), Elvy Yost (Natasha)

social media on our ambitions and our lives. Helmed skillfully by Bob Balaban the hip new comedy delves into the complicated expertise needed to balance ambition, love, and politics in our society dominated by the social media. Our quest for success in today’s rapidly changing world is a tricky process of discovering the elusive truth where much is hidden beneath the surface.

When her ambitious literary circle gets involved with a rowdy Occupy-style movement, young journalist Rose Spencer finds herself in a love triangle where it’s hard to tell the difference between sincere action and skillful self-promotion. Alena Smith offers a savvy take on a rising generation in THE NEW SINCERITY.

This hip comedy stars Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher, Sex Lives of Our Parents) as Benjamin, Peter Mark Kendall (Girls, The Americans) as Django, Justine Lupe (Cristela, Shameless) as Rose, and Elvy Yost (Pocatello, The Belle of Belfast ) as Natasha.

The production team includes Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Set Designer), Alex Distler (Co-Set Designer), Mike Billings (Lighting Designer), Brandon Wolcott (Sound Designer), Eliot Davoren (Associate Sound Designer), Heather Urgina (Props), and Jennifer Kahn (Production Stage Manager).

THE NEW SINCERIY is now playing at Bay Street Theater through June 14. For tickets and more information call 631-725-9500 or go to ww.baystreet.org

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Photography: Barry Gordin

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