THE SOUND INSIDE Kicks Off New Season at Pasadena Playhouse

Adam Rapp's "The Sound Inside" runs September 6 through October 1 at Pasadena Playhouse


Not everything is as it seems behind the ivy-covered walls of Yale, where an unlikely bond leads to an unthinkable favor. Writing professor Bella Baird is looking for answers, but a fateful encounter with a mysterious student could lead to life-changing consequences for both of them.

Nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp’s haunting 90-minute thriller will leave you wondering who you can trust and remind you everyone has a story — the question is how it ends.

Recipient of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, The Sound Inside is “absolutely riveting theater” according to The Wrap. Deadline called it “a remarkable psychological mystery” and The New York Times calls it “An astonishing new play. For 90 minutes, you are dying to know what will happen.”

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The thriller stars Amy Brenneman, known for shows like Judging Amy, Private Practice, and HBO’s The Leftovers as “Bella Lee Baird” and newcomer, Anders Keith, as “Christopher Dunn” in what will be the Los Angeles premiere.

The Sound Inside will be directed by acclaimed Los Angeles director Cameron Watson and the creative team features scenic design by Tesshi Nakagawa; costume design by Danyele E. Thomas; lighting design by Jared A. Sayeg; sound design by Jeff Gardner; casting by Ryan Bernard Tymensky, CSA of RBT Casting; and stage management by Alyssa Escalante, with David S. Franklin serving as assistant stage manager.

Director Cameron Watson says, “The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp is one of the most beautiful, thrilling, and unexpected plays I have read in a very long time. You’ve never seen or experienced anything like it before. We have assembled not only the best designers in Southern California, but the astounding duo of Amy Brenneman and Anders Keith to bring this gripping play to vivid life on the glorious Pasadena Playhouse stage.”

Tickets starting at $35 are available at by phone at 626-356-7529, and at the box office at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.