‘Small Mouth Sounds’ Goes National …. Tour


New York, NY (April 11, 2017) – Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), will launch a national tour beginning this fall at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. The multi-city tour will also play extended engagements in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami.

“I am thrilled to be bringing this gorgeous and entertaining theatrical gem to audiences across the United States. It’s so rare these days to have an acclaimed off-Broadway show launch a multi-city tour, which makes this even more exciting,” producer Eva Price said.

Small Mouth Sounds played a record-breaking run at Ars Nova in 2015 and an acclaimed and extended commercial production at the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Theater in 2016. Small Mouth Sounds is booked for 21 weeks in multiple cities, making it one of the longest tours for an Off Broadway show of this size in recent memory.

The original design team of Small Mouth Sounds returns for the national tour 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). Chavkin and the designers will restage the production, originally performed in traverse, for a proscenium setting.

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. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

The New York Times called Small Mouth Sounds “an enchanting new play… as funny as it is quietly moving… a model of ingenuity” and the show was chosen as a “Best Of” Theater Pick in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, and more.

The current national tour schedule is as follows:

August 29 – September 24, 2017
Long Wharf Theatre, Stage II
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

October 11 – December 10, 2017
A.C.T., Strand Theater
1127 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94103

January 11 – 28, 2018
Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, California 90401

February 1 – 11, 2018
Dallas AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

February 15 – March 4, 2018
Arsht Center, Carnival Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132

Small Mouth Sounds was presented off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center by Eva Price, Stacey Mindich, Betsy Bernstein, Ars Nova, Catherine Adler/Sean Hudock, Burnt Umber Productions, Amanda Dubois, Rebecca Gold, Sally Horchow, Iris Smith, Craig Balsam/Kurt Deutsch, and Eric Cornell/Jenna Segal.

More information, including casting, will be announced shortly.

Acclaim for Small Mouth Sounds:

“Funny and ingenious! A quiet gem of a play, restaged with all its wit, compassion and sparkle fully intact. The sound of silence onstage has rarely made such sweet music. It leaves you moved, refreshed and even a little enlightened.”
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times (Critics’ Pick)

“It deserves to be seen – and reseen! Near-silence never sounded so good!”
-Jesse Green, New York Magazine (Critic’s Pick)

“Entertaining and transcendent! A remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes.”
-Time Out New York (Critics’ Pick)

“A play unlike any other. An unexpected theatrical joy.”
-The Huffington Post

“Extremely clever, funny and surprisingly moving. A ravishingly good production.”
-The Record

“Touching and hilarious! An excellent, enlightening evening of theater.”

“A unique, immersive play. It feels like we have stepped out of New York City and into a calm and soothing rural place. In an age of endless distraction and chatter, Small Mouth Sounds reminds us of the power of simplicity.”
-Connecticut Post

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