Casting Complete for Return of Small Mouth Sounds

News   Casting Complete for Return of Small Mouth Sounds
Bess Wohl’s acclaimed play will be seen at Signature Theatre this summer.
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Quincy Tyler Bernstine Monica Simoes

Complete casting has been announced for the Off-Broadway return of Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Rachel Chavkin. 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.

Red Speedo
Zoë Winters Monica Simoes

Obie winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined), Zoë Winters (Red Speedo), Max Baker (The Village Bike), Carmen Zilles (Scenes from a Marriage) and James Seol (Around the World in 80 Days) complete the cast, joining the previously announced Marcia DeBonis (Homeland), Jojo Gonzalez (The Romance of Magno Rubio), Brad Heberlee (These Paper Bullets) and Babak Tafti (The North Pool). Bernstine replaces Sakina Jaffrey, who had to depart the production due to scheduling conflicts.

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.

“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. For more information, visit

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