Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds Will Return to New York
Cast members from the original Ars Nova production will reprise their roles.
Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds, which played an extended run at Ars Nova in 2015, will return to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Performances are set to begin July 3 in advance of an official July 13 opening and will run through September 25.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), the production reunites a number of the play's original cast members, including Marcia DeBonis (Homeland), Jojo Gonzalez (The Romance of Magno Rubio), Brad Heberlee (These Paper Bullets), Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards), and Babak Tafti (The North Pool). Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Small Mouth Sounds is described as follows: "In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect."
The original design team, returning for the summer production, includes 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).