The Sound Inside tells the story of Bella Baird, an isolated ivy league creative writing professor at Yale who begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic mysterious student named Christopher. As the two form an unexpectedly intense bond, their lives and the stories they tell about themselves intertwine in unpredictable ways, culminating in Bella making a shocking 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.

First produced in 2018 at the Williamston Theatre Festival, before moving to Broadway in 2019, the world premiere production starred Mary-Louise Parker in what has been called a career-best performance. It was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play, and was honoured in seven categories by the Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Actress.

This Toronto premiere production from playwright Adam Rapp stars Moya O’Connell as Bella and Aidan Correia as Christopher. Directed by Leora Morris, set and lighting designer Wes Babcock, costume designer Laura Delchiaro, and sound designer Chris Ross-Ewart.

The Sound Inside – on stage until May 28, 2023 @ Coal Mine Theatre 2076 Danforth (opposite Woodbine Station) Tickets

The new Coal Mine Theatre boasts an increased seating capacity of up to 120 seats, brand new chairs, and a more spacious, relaxed seating configuration, offering greater comfort to patrons while maintaining the up-close-and-personal performance intimacy that has become the COAL MINE’s hallmark. The company’s new home also offers improved audience amenities including an HVAC air filtration system and upgrades to the lobby, bar, and audience washrooms. 



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