THE SOUND INSIDE
by Adam Rapp
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Based on Novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
Unless this outstanding production run is extended, the last performance will be Sunday, June 19, 2022. Directed by Jasson Minadakis, it can easily be among the shows not to be missed this season.
Cast of Two: Denmo Ibrahim (as Bella) and Tyler McClean (as Christopher)
The initial narration brings the audience into the world of these characters from the introduction and is otherwise very helpful to our understanding of their experiences.
Bella has been teaching English at Yale for 10 years. She has Cancer, which is in remission; however, she is nevertheless teaching a creative writing class. Christopher Dunn is one of her students, and they have an unusual and close (non-sexual) relationship.
In one of their deep conversations, Christopher gives a grossly gruesome depiction of a murder he claims to have committed.
Directed by Jasson Minadakis with Scenic Design by Edward Haynes; Costuming by Fumiko Bielefeldt with Assistant Daria Perkova (also on the Wardrobe Crew); Lighting Design by Mike Post; (Implied) Music by Chris Houston; Rehearsal Stage Manager, Brigid Ridge; and Kevin Johnson, Production Stage Manager.
The Sound Inside currently runs through June 19, 2022, at Marin Theater Company, located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 94941. Telephone for tickets: 415/388-0768
Commentary by Elle Alexa Simon
with Flora Lynn Isaacson, SFBATC