Nocturne by Adam Rapp


The Studio@620 invites you to experience Nocturne as performed by Drew Eberhard, directed by Alan Mohoney Jr. on January 18-19-20, 2024. This will be the first production of Mr. Rapp’s extraordinary work to be seen anywhere in the Tampa Bay area.

Nocturne, by award-winning playwright Adam Rapp, is the story of a former prodigy pushed beyond his limits by his father who wants him to be a great pianist. The haunting tale explores the tragic event that tore his family apart, and how his entire life is defined by this one moment. Leaving the piano and home behind, he forges a new life that is steeped in literature and the cultivation of the written word. Fifteen years later he returns home, attempting to mend whatever relationship
remains and reckon with what could have been. This intimate work runs approximate 85 minutes with no intermission.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright and director, as well as a novelist, filmmaker, actor, and musician. His other plays include Red Light Winter (winner of two OBIE Awards and finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize), Blackbird, The Metal Children, Finer Noble Gases, Through The Yellow Hour, The Hallway Trilogy, Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, Animals and Plants, and more. He received the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights for Nocturne in 2001.

ABOUT THE CAST: The piece is performed by Drew Eberhard. A graduate of Ball State University (B.S. in Theater Studies) and Artistic Director of Vivid Theatre Productions, Drew is an actor, director, choreographer based in the Tampa Bay Area. His recent credits include leading roles with ThinkTank Theatre, Powerstories Theatre, Eight O’clock Theatre, Carrollwood Players, and Theatre on the Square.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Nocturne is directed by Alan Mohney Jr. Alan studied Theatre Management and Design at Greensboro College (North Carolina). Based in St. Petersburg, Alan is a director, actor, and set designer whose work has been seen at The Off-Central, freeFall Theatre Company, Tampa Repertory Theatre, ThinkTank Theatre, and Early Bird Dinner Theater. He has also collaborated with Roxanne Fay’s Circle in the Water Productions on numerous occasions,  producing work at Jobsite Theatre and The Dali Museum among others.


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The storyteller in Nocturne relies on literature to deliver its message. With that in mind, Vivid Theatre Productions is partnering with St. Petersburg bookstore, Tombolo Books in the staging of this production and in-store reading events.

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