Small Mouth Sounds

The Segal Centre is kicking off 2020 with a unique theatrical experience that takes #selfcare to the next level – just in time to help keep those New Year’s resolutions going! Directed by Segal Centre Artistic Associate Caitlin Murphy, the Montreal premiere of Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds will be in the Segal Centre Studio from February 9 to March 1, 2020.

How do you speak your mind when you can’t say a word?

Seeking to live their best lives, six stressed-out city dwellers escape the hustle and bustle for a 5-day silent retreat in the overwhelming quiet of the woods. Led only by an unseen guru, this group of mismatched strangers attempts to abandon technology and observe a vow of silence, discovering just how hard it can be to keep their mouths shut. As news feeds and social media threaten to drown our lives in noise, this charming and compassionate new play performed mostly without words asks if we are still equipped to be together in silence. At times challenging, refreshing, and simply entertaining, Small Mouth Sounds strips away the racket and reminds us of our essential human connections.

The group of retreat guests searching for answers is played by Andreas Apergis (Segal Centre’s A doll’s house, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Alison Darcy (Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre whose recent work includes YEV and Sapientia), Matthew Gagnon (Segal Centre’s What’s in a Name? and Sherlock), Gabe Grey (Citadel’s Disgraced and CBC’s Coroner), Zara Jestadt (Stratford’s An Ideal Husband), and Warona Setshwaelo (Geordie’s Reaching for Starlight and Imago’s If We Were Birds). Marcelo Arroyo (Imago’s Pig Girl) completes the cast as the unseen voice of their teacher.

“This quiet and surprising gem of a show serves as a reminder of the magic of live theatre and the unique relationship between the actors and the audience. It’s unlike any show you’ve seen before,” said Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin.

Sunday, February 9 – 1:30 pm
Monday, February 10 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, February 12 – 8:00 pm

Regular Run:
Mondays – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays – Saturdays (closed Fridays) – 8:00 pm
Sundays – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays, February 19 and 26 – 1:00 pm
Sundays, February 16 and 23, and March 1 – 2:00 pm

An enriching pre-show lecture on the ideas and themes of Small Mouth Sounds.
Sunday, February 9 – 11:00 am
Entrance is free.

A chance to interact with the creators and actors of the play after the curtain goes down.
Mondays, February 17 and 24

Discount pricing to this ASL performance is reserved exclusively for the Deaf community and ASL users. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a Segal Centre Box Office Associate at [email protected].
Saturday, February 29 – 8:00 pm

Content Advisory 
– Mature subject matter including brief partial nudity; offstage, but overheard copulation; sexually suggestive content; and drug use.
– Use of incense and essential oil diffusion.

For tickets and information:    514-739-7944

Segal Centre
5170 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

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