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Small Mouth Sounds

By Bess Wohl


Reno Little Theater Dates

April 14,15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @ 7:30 pm
April 16, 23, 30 @ 2 pm

Brewery Arts Center in Carson City Dates

May 5 & 6 @ 7 pm

May 7 @ 2 pm

Tickets: $28 Adult; $23 Senior; $15 Student 

Directed by: Adi Cabral

Small Mouth Sounds asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. In this compassionate and witty new play, six wildly dissimilar runaways from city life embark on a week-long silent retreat. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, they attempt to abandon technology, observe a vow of silence, and tamp down their natural cravings while being guided by an unseen guru who challenges them to confront internal demons and seek peace. Written by Drama Desk Award-winner Bess Wohl and directed originally by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, Small Mouth Sounds is a cleverly conceived and sharp observation of the pursuit of wellness and the achingly human, and often frustrating, need to connect.

Production Transparency: This show may feature partial nudity, simulated sexual intercourse, use of adult substances, adult language, mention of suicide, and topics of infidelity, illness, death, and grieving. 


Sophie Moeller as Joan

La Ronda Etheridge as Judy

Kristina Charpentier as Alicia

Scott Hernandez as Ned

Stephen Schillo as Rodney

Patrick Mink as Jan

Bradford Ka'ai'ai as Teacher (4/15 & 4/20-4/23)

Stephanie Cook as Teacher (4/14 & 4/27-4/30)

Abraham Vasquez as Teacher (4/16 & 5/5- 5/7)


Assistant Director: Megan Aguas

Stage Manager:  Erich Goldstein

Assistant Stage Manager: Emma Achtabowski

Scenic, Sound Design, Props: Chad Sweet

Lighting Design: Jess Brown

Accent & Dialect Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin

Intimacy Direction: Thomas Rao

Fight Choreographer: Bryce Keil

Costumes: Moira Bengochea

"Small Mouth Sounds" is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (

OFFBOOK Interview
with director Adi Cabral

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