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SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at ARS NOVA is a NY Times and TIME OUT NY Critics Pick!
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
BY BESS WOHL
DIRECTED BY RACHEL CHAVKIN
MUST END APRIL 25, 2015
“BESS WOHL’S LUMINOUS NEW PLAY IS AS ENTERTAINING AS IT IS TRANSCENDENT!”— Jenna Scherer TIME OUT
“AS FUNNY AS IT IS, UH, QUIETLY MOVING, MS. WOHL’S PLAY IS ALSO A MODEL OF INGENUITY.INTREPID WRITING. SUPERB ACTING. AWONDERFUL CASEFOR HOW ELOQUENTLY SILENCE CAN SPEAK.”— Charles Isherwood NY TIMES
“FLAWLESS. SHATTERING.”— Marilyn Stasio VARIETY
ABOUT THE SHOW
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.
Developed through Ars Nova’sPlay Group. Written by Bess Wohl. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, in her first return to Ars Nova since the smash-hit Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS IS AN ARS NOVA WORLD PREMIERE
WORLD PREMIERES OF EXCITING NEW WORKS FROM EMERGING ARTISTS Fully-realized productions of projects conceived at Ars Nova and shaped through our development programs.These projects are often commissioned by Ars Nova specifically for our stage. Productions vary from unique theatrical events to traditional plays and musicals.The common thread is emerging artists creating fearless, surprising work showcasing their unique theatrical point of view.