Boca Stage delivers a dark, twisty mystery in the clever and unsettling The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp. When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student named Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. The Sound Inside runs April 28 to May 22, 2022. Tickets are on sale for $45, and $50 for Sunday matinees. Thursday preview, Friday and Saturday evenings are an 8 pm curtain, Saturday and Sunday matinees are 2pm. Reserve your seat at www.bocastage.net or by calling 561-300-0152.
“This characters in this play each have their own secrets, and their own desires,” said Keith Garsson, Director. “As the plot unspools, you will be pulled deep into their minds’ landscapes, and you will be guessing until the end.”
The plot follows Bella Lee Baird, a 50-ish creative writing professor at Yale who has just received a diagnosis of stage 2 cancer. Addressing the audience directly as if reading a novel-in-progress aloud, she describes her unorthodox treatment decisions. These eventually come to involve Christopher Dunn, a freshman in a course of hers called Reading Fiction for Craft.
As their lives, and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.
The cast stars Kim Ostrenko as Bella Baird and Jordon Armstrong as Christopher Dunn.
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