Marin Theatre Company will present the West Coast Premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE – September 9–October 3, 2021

“Hypnotic…A stunning character study of someone you’d like to know” —Variety

“Gorgeous piece of theater…Exquisitely dark and Dostoievskian” —New York Daily News


Marking the first in-person performance at Marin Theatre Company since the onset of the pandemic, The Sound Inside explores the limits of what one person can ask of another    

September 9–October 3, 2021

Playwright Adam Rapp – Photo credit: Sham Hinchey

MILL VALLEY, CA (July 28, 2021)—This fall, Marin Theatre Company will present the West Coast Premiere of Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp’s riveting new American play, The Sound Inside. A brilliant Ivy League writing professor. A talented yet mysterious student. An unthinkable favor. Everyone has a story—the question is how it ends. Hailed as “a gripping mystery” (TheNew York Times), The Sound Inside takes audiences behind the ivy-covered walls of Yale, and into New York’s literary haven, Greenwich Village. The Sound Inside was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick and was nominated for six 2020 Tony Awards, including Best Play. The production was listed among “Best of the Year” in Time, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and The Hollywood Reporter.

The Sound Inside will perform at Marin Theatre Company (397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley) September 9–October 3, 2021. Single tickets ($25–$60) can be purchased online at or by calling 415-388-5208. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Under the direction of MTC Artistic Director Jasson MinadakisThe Sound Inside features Bay Area actor Denmo Ibrahim as Professor Bella Baird. The role of student Christopher Dunn will be announced at a later date.

The Sound Inside is a sublime play, a mesmerizing thriller that offers two actors amazingly complex characters,” said Minadakis. “I am delighted to be working on this piece with Denmo Ibrahim who returns to our stage after creating the genre-breaking live and interactive digital experience, Brilliant Mind, and where she last performed the title character in Heather Raffo’s Noura.”

The creative team for The Sound Inside includes set designer Edward E. Haynes, Jr.; costume designer Fumiko Bielefeldt (United Scenic Artists); lighting designer Raymond Oppenheimer; and composer El Beh.

Marin Theatre Company Health and Safety Policy:
The safety of our audiences, performers, staff, and volunteers is a priority. Marin Theatre Company will comply with all local requirements for public gatherings and with CDC recommendations pertaining to areas of public assembly. Upon opening in September 2021, we will observe the safety guidelines below, which are subject to further updates and changes as mandated by Marin County, the state of California and the CDC. More

information is available on the MTC website at

  • All audience members, performers, staff and volunteers will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of recent negative COVID test upon entry.
  • All audience members, staff and volunteers (not performers) will be required to wear face masks in all areas of the theatre and throughout the performances.
  • We have upgraded our ventilation systems, which now exceed the recommended standard for COVID-19 protection.
  • All theatre seats will be available for patrons; there will not be social distancing inside the auditorium.
  • The theatre, lobby area and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected after every performance.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the lobby area and restrooms.
  • Touchless ticketing. Our fully digital ticketing allows you to show your ticket on your phone or print out your ticket at home, to be scanned upon entrance. 
  • Digital programs. We will continue to provide insightful information on the performance and artists in a digital program; you will receive a link to the program with your ticket confirmation.
  • Until mask requirements are no longer necessary, we will not be offering food and beverages, and patrons may not bring in food or beverages for consumption in any of the theatre spaces.

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