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Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS To Launch National Tour


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.

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