Small Mouth Sounds Opens Tonight | Playbill

News Small Mouth Sounds Opens Tonight Bess Wohl’s acclaimed, mostly-silent play is playing a second engagement Off-Broadway.
Zoë Winters, Max Baker, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Babak Tafti, Brad Heberlee and Marcia DeBonis Ben Arons Photography

The Off-Broadway return of Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Rachel Chavkin, officially opens July 13 following performances that began July 3 at the Signature Theatre. 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.

Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Marcia DeBonis Ben Arons

Featuring three new cast members and housed in a new theatre, the limited summer engagement of Small Mouth Sounds stars Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Zoë Winters and Max Baker as well as original cast members Marcia DeBonis, Jojo Gonzalez, Brad Heberlee and Babak Tafti.

Performances run through September 25 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

“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).

See the cast take a meditation session in Manhattan below:

Meditate With the Cast of Small Mouth Sounds

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

(Updated July 13, 2016)

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