The Sound Inside
When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student, Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.
"Hypnotic and confoundingly dramatic... Will take your breath away."- Marilyn Stasio, Variety
"Rarely have form and function combined with such compelling revelation and persuasion as they do in Adam Rapp's haunting, unsentimental two-character play."- The Berkshire Eagle
“The closest thing that the American theater currently has to a David Foster Wallace, Rapp can give you the head rush of sophisticated literary allusion and unreliable narrative trickery à la Dostoevsky, and yet talk of Plano, Illinois, and let you know that he knows exactly how it feels…A gripping stunner of a play."- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"A brutally beautiful fable about how writers live to write―and then forget to live."- David Cote, Observer
"An astonishing play... Flawless."- Jesse Green, New York Times