February 16, 2023



(BALTIMORE, MD) Filled with intrigue, gorgeous writing, stunning imagery, and a healthy dose of mystery, THE SOUND INSIDE by Adam Rapp was nominated for six Tony Awards (including Best Play) and received seven Outer Critics Circle Awards. THE SOUND INSIDE will keep you leaning in, trying to guess how the story will end. Directed by Everyman Theatre’s Founder and Artistic Director, Vincent M. Lancisi, THE SOUND INSIDE runs March 5 through April 2.  

In this suspenseful drama, we meet Bella Lee Baird, Creative Writing professor at a prestigious Ivy League University, (played by Resident Company Member, Beth Hylton, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and STEEL MAGNOLIAS) and her gifted but enigmatic pupil, Christopher Dunn (played by Resident Company Member, Zach Powell THE LION IN WINTER and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY). While Bella helps Christopher write an intriguing reflection of his own life, the two form an intense bond and the stories they tell become intertwined in provocative ways. Christopher seeks mentorship while Bella asks an unthinkable favor. Everyone has a story – the question is, who is writing it? And how does it end? 

“I knew from the moment I saw THE SOUND INSIDE on Broadway, that I had to produce it at Everyman in Baltimore,” said director/producer Vincent Lancisi. “From the first words, I found myself totally immersed in the story, leaning in for every clue, and surprised around every turn of the plot.” 

The creative team for THE SOUND INSIDE includes Yu Shibagaki (Set Design), Adam Mendelson (Lighting Design), Ivania Stack (Costume Design), Tosin Olufolabi (Sound Design), Kelly Colburn (Projection Design), Lewis Shaw (Fights + Intimacy), Dante Fields (Stage Manager) and Tiffany Ko (Assistant Stage Manager).  

Everyman Theatre is supported in part by grants from The Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), The Citizens of Baltimore County, and Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

The Sound Inside  
By Adam Rapp  
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi 
March 5- April 2 

Tickets start at $29. Standard box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm, and Saturdays from 12pm until 4pm. Visit everymantheatre.org or call 410.752.2208 for more information. 

Special Opportunities 

  • Pay-What-You-Choose: (all seats for this performance are Pay-What-You-Choose) Sunday, March 5,.
  • TNT (Theatre Night for Teens): Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 7pm. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to the ultimate social event for teens who want to see a play, meet other teens interested in theatre, and engage directly with the artists who create professionally. Tickets are $10 and include dinner and a conversation with an artist during the pre-show.  
  • Midweek Matinee: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 1pm. (Note: There are matinee performances every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.) 
  • Cast Conversation: Thursday, March 23, 2023. Join the cast for a post-show discussion. 
  • Childcare Matinee: Sunday, March 19,2023. The Everyman Theatre Education and Community Engagement staff will provide childcare for audience members’ children ages 3 – 12 during the show. This service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, at a discretionary rate. https://everymantheatre.org/community/childcare-matinees/

Adam Rapp is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, musician, and film director. He has written numerous plays and received many accolades. His playwriting honors include Boston’s Elliot Norton Award, The Helen Merrill Prize, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue. a Lucille Lortel Playwright’s Fellowship, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award, and the Benjamin H. Danks award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Founded in 1990 by Vincent M. Lancisi and featuring a Resident Company of artists, the theatre centers the core values of people, community, and excellence by creating an environment where individuals are valued and important; cultivating an inclusive community that reflects the diversity of the greater Baltimore region and values compelling stories, engagement with others, and lifelong learning; and working to ensure that excellence drives every aspect of the organization. The theatre is committed to engaging, inspiring, and transforming artists, audiences, and communities through theatre of the highest artistic standards and embodying the promise of its name, Everyman Theatre. Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, the Market Center Merchants Association, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Lancisi partners with Managing Director Marissa LaRose in leading the organization. Everyman Theatre is supported in part by grants from The Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), The Citizens of Baltimore County, and Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Everyman Theatre stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and AAPI communities and is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive atmosphere at every level of our organization.

Corey Frier-Ritsch