Last week the Philadelphia Theatre Company hosted
Paige Price (Producing Artistic Director), Marilyn Russell, WOGL and Emily Zeck (Managing Director)
Ellevate, FemCity Philadelphia, Les Dames d’Escoffier and The Walnut Club at The Suzanne Roberts Theater to meet two of the region’s newest top arts and theatre leaders, Producing Artistic Director Paige Price and Managing Director Emily Zeck and hear about the PTC’s remarkable season focusing on women.
Following the reception, guests headed into the local theater to watch acclaimed run in New York City, Small Mouth Sounds, a unique and compassionate new play written by Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times, New York Magazine, AND Time Out NY Critics’ Pick is coming to Philadelphia for the first time! 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. Be ready to take a deep breath. (PTC)
The show runs through April 1
I see Philadelphia as a hotbed of opportunity for generating really important work in such a culturally rich city and I am eager to dive into the theatre community with its wealth of talented actors and artists. (Playbill)
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 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.
With a sold out run at Ars Nova, The New York Times called Small Mouth Sounds “an enchanting new play… as funny as it is quietly moving… a model of ingenuity” and the show was chosen as a “Best Of” Theater Pick in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, and many more.
After the reception I headed downstairs to meet a few of the guests headed to see the show
Performances of Small Mouth Sounds CANCELLED due to poor weather conditions
Due to unsafe weather conditions, school closings, and transportation challenges, we must cancel the following performances of Small Mouth Sounds:
Tuesday, March 20 @ 7pm, Wednesday, March 21 @ 1pm, Wednesday, March 21 @ 7pm
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Box Office at 215.985.0420. The performance of Small Mouth Sounds on Thursday, March 22 @ 8pm and those thereafter will run as scheduled.
A couple events coming up connected to “Small Mouth Sounds”
Meet The Artists Talkback
Friday, March 23, post-show
Join us after the show for an onstage Q&A session with the cast of Small Mouth Sounds! (Approx. 30 minutes) Theatrical Trainer Wellness Fair
Friday, March 30, 7pm and Saturday, March 31, 1pm
Theatrical Trainer is built upon the notion that wellness for the creative individual is a full picture, through mind, body and nutrition. You don’t just need to be a professional artist, but if you are creative by nature and looking to incorporate a healthier approach to your personal life, we are your first step!