The Sound Inside Reviews
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
"...Set in the dimly lit confines of a college creative writing class and the private world of its reclusive protagonist, The Sound Inside, which opened last night at Pasadena Playhouse, is a riveting exploration of the human condition, loneliness, and the pursuit of meaningful connection. TV and stage veteran Amy Brenneman plays Bella Baird, a brilliant Yale University professor grappling with the complexities of her own existence while nurturing the fragile dreams of a gifted student."
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
"...THE SOUND INSIDE is a psychological study which unfolds slowly and carefully as it tracks the lives of two lonely, isolated people. There are some surprises and occasional humor, and the audience will certainly remain gripped by the mysteries uncovered in this nuanced production."
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
"...Amy Brenneman delivers a bravura performance opposite gifted newcomer Anders Keith in Adam Rapp’s unnerving, electrifying The Sound Inside, a phenomenal season opener for the Tony-winning Pasadena Playhouse."
Stage Raw- Not Recommended
"...The Sound Inside is a well-intentioned effort from talented people, but sadly here that effort doesn’t quite succeed."
Haines His Way- Recommended
"...Cameron Watson has directed with pinpoint clarity and permits his actors to live and breathe their dialogue. Brenneman commands the stage from the opening moments to the closing. Her Bella is an enigma that will never really be solved. Keith matches her scene by scene. They truly form a dynamic duo that keeps your interest, desperate to know where playwright Rapp is taking them."
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
"...There's a palpable dreamlike quality inherent in Adam Rapp's intrinsically poetic, sweepingly elegiac treatise on loneliness, the need of all of us to connect with one another no matter how autonomous we believe ourselves to be and, singularly, how the intellectual appreciation of great literature can both energize and isolate."