rosebud theatre company · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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“Fifteen years ago I killed my sister.”

So begins Nocturne, the story of a 32-year-old former piano prodigy who recounts the devastating events that tore his family apart.

Artfully weaving the styles of a one-person show and ensemble drama together in this unique method of metafiction, Nocturne explores the aftershock of this unimaginable accident. The father becomes incapable of forgiveness; the mother so shattered that she takes leave of her sanity altogether; and the son—only 17 years old at the time—sets out for New York City. Living in squalor and isolation, he seeks an uneasy refuge in books and reinvents himself as a writer. Across the decade and a half that follows, he struggles to cope with the ramifications of his anguish and estrangement while desperately searching for redemption through a consuming sea of guilt and grief before it drowns him.

*Winner of Hollywood Encore Producer’s Award

*Nominee for Best Drama 

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran