The Sound Inside

The Sound Inside

Streaming May 13 – 15, 2021

Written by Adam Rapp | Directed by Robert Falls

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.

Creative writing professor Bella (Chicago favorite Mary Beth Fisher) values her solitude but finds herself opening up to Christopher (John Drea, in his Goodman debut)—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.

Live theater is back at the Goodman with our new LIVE Series. Dim the lights, unwrap your candies, and prepare to lose yourself in the thrill of a live performance. That’s right—“live,” in real time! Nothing is pre-recorded and anything can happen—no redos, rewinds, restarts—as if you’re at the theater. In this ground-breaking event, Artistic Director Robert Falls has tapped National Emmy Award-winning television producer Christiana Tye to broadcast three new Goodman Theatre productions from the Owen stage to your home.



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Press Releases

May 13, 2021: *The Sound Inside* Opens TONIGHT

April 19, 2021: Announcing LIVE, A Real-Time Virtual Three-Play Series