Nocturne

By Adam Rapp
Directed by Lane Savadove
Starring Walter DeShields

Sponsored by Drs. Lisa and Glenn George

April 27th-May 9th, 2021

Fifteen years ago, his life was changed in an instant. Now, he proceeds on an epic internal journey to discover peace and redemption, with you as his intimate observer.  Before the event, you receive directions to an abandoned parking lot in Philadelphia.  You arrive in the night, your vehicle illuminating the empty landscape.  He appears out of the darkness, blinded by your headlights. Through your FM radio, he begins to share the story of his journey.  You, and your car, become essential players in this theatrical nightmare as his life (re)emerges out of the darkness and silence.

"A startling, unnerving work of art that fiercely pushes the boundaries of theater." —Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

Format:   Drive-in
Location: Sedgley Avenue across from Reyburn Park,

5 minutes from Temple's main campus
Philadelphia, PA 19132
- see map below!

Car For One:​

$35

Car For Two:​

$60

Car For Three+:​

$75

TICKET AVAILABILTY
 

To purchase tickets, please click on the link below and choose your date in the dropdown.  As this is a limited seating event, many dates are currently SOLD OUT. 

However, we often have last minute cancellations.

If you cannot attend any of the remaining days that have tickets available, please click on the wait list button and email your name, preferred date, and best phone number, and we will call you if a space opens up.

AS OF 5/4/21, WE HAVE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR:

Wednesday, May 5th
Thursday, May 6th
Friday, May 7th

Sunday, May 9th

See below for details on arrival and event interaction.
 

Cast

Narrator............................................Walter DeShields

The Mother.............................................Kirsten Quinn

The Woman with Grey-Green Eyes.......Tasha Holmes

The Sister.................................................Emilia Weiss

Ensemble.................Kayla Bowe, Skyler Easterbrook,
                                                                    Kylie Westerbeck

Production Team

Associate Director..........................Damien J. Wallace
Scenic Designer..................................Dirk Durossette
Lighting Designer................................Andrew Cowles
Sound Designer & Technician...............Chris Sannino

Costume Designer..........................Natalia de la Torre

Props Designer.........................................Dane Eissler

Stage Manager.....................................Jordan Chester

Assistant Costume Designer....................Dane Eissler

Sound Assistant.....................................Edward Smith

Assistant Stage Manager.........................Lydia Riddel,

                                                                             Matt Ortiz

House Management........................Gabrielle Hansson

Production Management..........................Dane Eissler

 

**NOCTURNE is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC. www.broadwayplaypub.com

“Rapp uses subtle, sensuous, bold and funny language … So detailed and poetic is the writing … that we buy and are powerfully moved by the whole thing.” —Donald Lyons, New York Post

About the author of Nocturne

Adam Rapp (b. 1968) is an award-winning playwright and director.

He is the author of numerous plays, including NocturneFasterAnimals & PlantsFiner Noble GasesStone Cold Dead Serious, BlackbirdThe Edge of Our Bodies, and The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, among others. Steppenwolf Theatre's production of his play Red Light Winter won Chicago's Jeff Award for Best New Work, an OBIE, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize.

Learn more about Adam Rapp.

COVID Safety Information

For Our Audiences

The famously reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson, lived much of her life in isolation, reluctant to greet guests or even leave her bedroom. In this limited edition at-home event, Emily reaches out to you personally through the mail over the course of five weeks.  Every few days you receive a new correspondence from Emily inviting you into her life.  Personal letters, custom art, highly personal objects, all come directly to your door, slowing opening Emily’s life as you unbox her packages.

If you have any questions regarding our safety procedures, please contact producer@egopo.org

Event FAQ and COVID Information

All plans for LIVE performance remain contingent on the safety and security of our artists and audience. 

PRICING & SEATING

  • Please select the car option based on the number of people who will be viewing the performance.

  • We recommend double occupancy seating for vehicles, and have priced a full car with a "backseat" discount.

 

ARRIVAL​

  • Gates will open at 7:50pm.  The performance will begin at roughly 8:25 when darkness falls. THERE CAN BE NO LATE ENTRY due to the nature of the event (you would be driving across the stage), so we recommend arriving early.

  • Vehicles will be directed to your assigned parking spot surrounding the performance space. 

  • All guests must wear masks if not safely enclosed in your vehicle.  As we cannot check vaccination status onsite, we must enforce this rule for the safety of everyone, including our performers.

  • There will be an ADA accessible portable bathroom available and hand sanitizer will be provided.

PARTICIPATION

  • Each car will receive an envelope upon arrival with interactive invitations to participate in this immersive event, including using your headlights to light the show for short periods of time.  

  • All audiences will leave their vehicle at one point in the show, and walk a short distance to another part of the lot for a short scene.  If you require assistance, please alert a staff member onsite.

OTHER

  • The production Playbill is located here: www.egopo.org/nocturne-program

  • The show will continue in light rain so please dress accordingly and bring an umbrella.

  • In case of heavy rain, performances will be postponed and tickets will be rescheduled.  RAIN DATES are scheduled for Monday, May 3 and Monday, May 10. 

  • Advisories: The performance includes the use of strobe lighting.  The subject matter includes traumatic loss and grief, and is not recommended for audience members under the age of 16.