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Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl

October 20-23 and October 27-30

A half-dozen troubled souls find that enforced silence doesn’t necessarily bring inner peace in SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, an enchanting play by Bess Wohl. As funny as it is, uh, quietly moving, Ms. Wohl’s play is also a model of ingenuity…With one exception—the (unseen) guru running this spiritual retreat—the characters hardly ever speak. Both the humor and the pathos spring mostly from wordless interaction, which is testimony to Ms. Wohl’s intrepid writing…” —NY Times

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, Bess Wohl's strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

"A half-dozen troubled souls find that enforced silence doesn’t necessarily bring inner peace in SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, an enchanting play by Bess Wohl. As funny as it is, uh, quietly moving, Ms. Wohl’s play is also a model of ingenuity…With one exception—the (unseen) guru running this spiritual retreat—the characters hardly ever speak. Both the humor and the pathos spring mostly from wordless interaction, which is testimony to Ms. Wohl’s intrepid writing…” —NY Times

Directed by Alex Jacobs

CAST
Joan: Michelle Moran
Judy: Anya Saben
Ned: Trevor Hathaway
Rodney: Michael Shifty Celestin
Alicia: Skylar Longley
Jan: Ryan McCarthy
Teacher: Djessy Kungu

Tickets are $15 general/$10 seniors and FREE for all students (with student ID) and under 18.

Thursday, October 27 is a Salem Night. Salem residents are admitted free with ID. Advance reservation is not required. 

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COVID-19 Protocols for 2022-2023: Salem State is a mask-flexible campus. We strongly encourage you to be up to date with your vaccinations, and we ask that you do not come to campus if you are experiencing any new symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. 

When 4:00pm
Location
Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus
356 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Contact
Karen A Gahagan

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email access@salemstate.edu.

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