Review by ELIZABETH MIHELICHJune 14, 2015 certified reviewer
My overall impression
Leslie Murphy is brilliant, sincere, vulnerable, grounded, honest and heartbreaking in her one woman show, Sincerely. She weaves stories, memories, musings and letters from strangers together in a poetic, interesting, fascinating and delightful way.
From the beginning of the piece I was mesmerized by her open vulnerability and access to her emotions, but not surprised, because Leslie has always been that kind of an actress. The difference here is that she’s not acting, she’s telling the truth of her life, well, a few years of it, that were particularly hard years. Hearing her share how she got the “sads” and didn’t know how to get out of bed some days is particularly heartbreaking; but her bravery in telling this tale will move you and will no doubt help someone who is undoubtedly going through the same thing.
Using incredible impersonations of characters that she encountered, particularly a fellow cell-mate in jail and an old man on a bus, she breathes life and light into some of the darkest moments of her life.
This show is a must see. Its the kind of piece that will stay with you for many sleeps, inspiring you to dig a little deeper into your own life and know your home.