The Sound Inside with Mary Louise Parker (SOLD OUT)
Written by Adam Rapp, Directed by David Cromer, A Roundabout Theater production
Studio 54: 254 West 54th Street (8th & Broadway)
Running time is 90 minutes: 2pm – 3:30pm
Mary Louise Parker is returning to Broadway this fall to star in The Sound Inside, a two-character play about a professor with a difficult diagnosis and a creative writing student with a lot to say. The play, by Adam Rapp, was first staged last summer by the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. Jesse Green, the co-chief theater critic for The New York Times, called the 90-minute, two-character drama “astonishing” and praised Ms. Parker for “a sensationally controlled performance.” Ms. Parker, in an interview, called the show “probably the most daunting thing I’ve ever done,” and said she looked forward to continuing to develop her character through further rehearsals and performances. “I like that she’s an academic, and more of an intellectual, because I haven’t often gotten to enlist that part of myself,” she said. The Broadway production, like that at Williamstown, will be directed by David Cromer, who won a Tony Award last year for his direction of The Band’s Visit, and will feature Will Hochman, making his Broadway debut, as the student. Ms. Parker has appeared in seven previous Broadway plays, most recently starring in Heisenberg in 2016. She won a Tony Award in 2001 for Proof and was also nominated in 1990 for Prelude to a Kiss and in 2005 for Reckless. The producers are Jeffrey Richards, Lincoln Center Theater (which commissioned the play) and Rebecca Gold.
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