Small Mouth Sounds to Return Off-Broadway

News   Small Mouth Sounds to Return Off-Broadway
Bess Wohl’s acclaimed play will be seen at Signature Theatre this summer.
Jessica Almasy, Erik Lochtefeld, Sakina Jaffrey, Babak Tafti, Brad Heberlee and Marcia Debonis
Jessica Almasy, Erik Lochtefeld, Sakina Jaffrey, Babak Tafti, Brad Heberlee and Marcia Debonis in the 2015 staging Ben Arons

Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Rachel Chavkin, will return for a limited engagement Off-Broadway this summer. The new play, about a group of urbanites struggling to find quiet and peace of mind, was originally produced by Ars Nova last year and played a sold-out, twice-extended run.

Performances will run July 3-September 25 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. An official opening night is set for July 13.

The return staging reunites many of the original cast members, including Marcia DeBonis (Homeland), Jojo Gonzalez (House Rules), Brad Heberlee (These Paper Bullets), Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) and Babak Tafti (The North Pool). Additional casting will be announced shortly.

“In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat,” state press notes. “As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.”

The original design team of Small Mouth Sounds returns for this production and includes Obie winner Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Tilly Grimes (costume design), Mike Inwood (lighting design), Stowe Nelson (sound design), Andrew Schneider (projection design) and Noah Mease (prop design).

Tickets are available and can be purchased through Ticket Central via, by calling (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street, Manhattan.

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