Fresh off directing Nine Years Theatre’s Mandarin-language adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus, Cherilyn Woo is set to direct another project this March, as she returns to Singapore Repertory Theatre to head award-winning playwright Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside.
The first play of SRT’s new season, The Sound Inside is a two-hander that turns the spotlight on an unusual connection forged between a pair of literary-minded people – a professor and a student. Bella Bird (Serene Chen) is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with Christopher John (Krish Natarajan) a brilliant, mysterious student. Intensely intimate and deeply moving, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.
Hailed by The New York Times as “an astonishing new play”, this scintillating drama looks at how two brilliant social misfits connect and bond with each other. Written by Obie Award winner Adam Rapp, the beauty of this gripping drama is its unpredictability. At every twisted turn, what The Sound Inside delivers is never what you expect.
“In the current global situation where people have been kept apart by the widespread implementation of lockdowns and social distancing, staging The Sound Inside has never been more relevant. Finding human connection is more important than ever before,” says Charlotte Nors, Managing Director of SRT.
“We reopened our theatre in November 2020 with Mitch Albom’s insightful play, Tuesdays with Morrie, and continue our journey of discovery with this dazzling two-hander by Adam Rapp. Theatre holds up a mirror to society in a way that helps us understand and make sense of our world. This is especially true during our current period of global uncertainties.”
The Sound Inside plays from 10th March to 3rd April 2021. Tickets available from SRT