The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois

$20-$50

Ellis Shook lives alone in a small duplex apartment in Paducah, Kentucky. He works nights buffing floors, keeps to himself - and always remembers to take his medication. But when two teenage girls arrive at his doorstep one autumn afternoon, their visit will force him to confront a tragic past while also offering him a glimpse at hope.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Atlantic Stage 2

(New York, NY)
330 West 16th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Primal Productions presents Zoë Van Tieghem in Generation Z on September 14th, 2019. In her Duplex debut, Zoë Van Tieghem will perform musical theater songs sung by characters she will (probably) never play...and maybe a few she will. Zoë has performed at Feinstein's/54Below, Le Poisson Rouge, Naked Angels Tuesdays@9, Postmarked Cafe, and opened for Debbie Harry at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Zoë Van Tieghem in Generation Z plays The Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher Street) on September 14th. There is a $15-$20 cover charge and a two beverage minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has partnered with TodayTix, the premiere mobile theater ticketing app, to launch TodayTix30 in honor of Atlantic's 30th Anniversary Season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Eva Price present Small Mouth Sounds by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy), and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) for three weeks only, January 11 through 28 with a press opening on January 12.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014
Fifty years ago, a band of young actors-led by a duo fresh out of San Francisco State-came together through a love of theatre. When they officially formed as a company, South Coast Repertory, the group's first production was Moliere's classic, Tartuffe. As SCR concludes its 50th Season this year, it comes full circle with a new production of Tartuffe, directed by Dominique Serrand, today, May 9-June 8, on the Segerstrom Stage.
by Jessica Khan - May 17, 2016
Today's big news: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS will be honored this evening at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger hosts this year's Broadway Junior Student Finale today!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company will soon stage the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois will feature William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Go inside rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014
Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG will run today, March 6-16, 2014 at Incubator Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, which will now run through May 21. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES began performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on March 12, 2017.
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2016
Rapp directs his newest play with a cast from The Flea's resident acting company, The Bats.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016
Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people, will now run through May 16. Written and directed by Adam Rapp, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced five productions of its 30th Anniversary Season.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
On Monday, April 22, in celebration of T Magazine's annual culture issue, BAM and T present an evening of dramatic readings which look five years into our country's future.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016
Adam Rapp returns to The Flea with WOLF IN THE RIVER. Featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, WOLF IN THE RIVER is written and directed by Rapp. Previews start tonight, March 10, with opening night slated for Monday, March 21.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, directed by Jacqueline Stone. Produced by Chicago's TUTA Theatre, THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES begins performances on April 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 22.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre presents Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo Van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances tonight, March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 9, 2016
TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHINING CITY starring Matthew Broderick opens tonight at Irish Repertory Theatre!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 8, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois features William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
by Jessica Khan - Jun 7, 2016
TODAY'S BIG NEWS: THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS opens at Atlantic Theater Company and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... opens at MCC! Keep an eye out for photo coverage!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, has been extended through Sunday, June 26.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Ronete Levenson, Zoe Van Tieghem and Meghann Garmany in Moses on August 16th, 17th and 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to present the South Florida premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (@SmallMouthPlay), the Obie Award-winning, critically-acclaimed play by Bess Wohl. Playing February 16 - March 4, 2018 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS continues the Center's 2017-2018 Theater Up Close Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre will present Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City) this spring, starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Eva Price present Small Mouth Sounds by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy), and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) for three weeks only, January 11 through 28 with a press opening on January 12.
by Audition Roundup - Feb 21, 2016
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 21, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016
Adam Rapp returns to The Flea with WOLF IN THE RIVER. Featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, WOLF IN THE RIVER is written and directed by Rapp. Previews start March 10, with opening night slated for Monday, March 21.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced the world premiere production of Olivier Award winner Derren Brown's new show Secret, written by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O'Connor, and directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017
TUTA Theatre is pleased to announce the New York Off-Broadway premiere of THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter, Blackbird, The Hallway Trilogy), directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone (The Silent Language, The Anyway Cabaret), and featuring Carolyn Molloy (The Edge of Our Bodies, The Jewels, The Silent Language).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Today, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014
South Coast Rep is looking forward to back-to-back openings: Five Mile Lake by Rachel Bonds and The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois by Adam Rapp (limited engagement, Nicholas Studio). Both shows are part of the 17th Pacific Playwrights Festival. Learn more below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014
Fifty years ago, a band of young actors-led by a duo fresh out of San Francisco State-came together through a love of theatre. When they officially formed as a company, South Coast Repertory, the group's first production was Moliere's classic, Tartuffe. As SCR concludes its 50th Season this year, it comes full circle with a new production of Tartuffe, directed by Dominique Serrand, May 9-June 8, on the Segerstrom Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people, will now run through May 16. Written and directed by Adam Rapp, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014
Experience something(s) new: Three world premiere productions and four new play readings during South Coast Repertory's 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival this weekend, April 25-27.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014
South Coast Rep is looking forward to back-to-back openings: Five Mile Lake by Rachel Bonds and The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois by Adam Rapp (limited engagement, Nicholas Studio). Both shows are part of the 17th Pacific Playwrights Festival. Learn more below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014
Today, South Coast Repertory announced the actors cast for four new-play readings as part of SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival, which runs April 25-27. Single and packaged tickets are available online at www.scr.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014
South Coast Rep is looking forward to back-to-back openings: Five Mile Lake by Rachel Bonds and The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois by Adam Rapp (limited engagement, Nicholas Studio). Both shows are part of the 17th Pacific Playwrights Festival. Learn more below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
South Coast Repertory has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Yoga Play, a comedy by Dipika Guha. The production is part of the 20th Pacific Playwrights Festival, the theatre's annual showcase of new work.