Streaming May 13 - 16, 2021

Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls directs Adam Rapp’s “sublime, gripping mystery” (The New York Times Critic’s Pick) in its first live production since the Tony Award-nominated Broadway run—starring Mary Beth Fisher and John Drea.

Creative writing professor Bella values her solitude but finds herself opening up to Christopher—a reclusive, mysterious freshman with lofty literary aspirations. As the two connect beyond the classroom, Bella realizes she must ask Christopher for an impossible favor. Their story unfolds to a stunning conclusion, blurring the lines between fiction, friendship and endings.

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  • The Sound Inside is intended for mature audiences.
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  • Adam Rapp

    Adam Rapp Playwright

  • Robert Falls

    Robert Falls Director

  • John Drea

    John Drea Christopher

  • Mary Beth Fisher

    Mary Beth Fisher Bella

  • Christiana Tye

    Christiana Tye Video Director

  • Gabe Hatfield

    Gabe Hatfield Director of Photography

  • Arnel Sancianco

    Arnel Sancianco Set Designer

  • Mieka van der Ploeg

    Mieka van der Ploeg Costume Designer

  • Jason Lynch

    Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

  • Richard Woodbury

    Richard Woodbury Sound Designer

  • Briana J. Fahey

    Briana J. Fahey Production Stage Manager

  • Kimberly Senior

    Kimberly Senior Producer

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Neena Arndt

    Neena Arndt Dramaturg

  • Spenser Davis

    Spenser Davis Assistant Director

  • Josie Volpentesta

    Josie Volpentesta Make-Up Artist

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