Adam Rapp's The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois Extends
The new drama plays at Atlantic Theater Company.
Adam Rapp's The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois has been extended through June 26. Rapp also directs the production, which began previews at Atlantic Theater Company's Atlantic Stage 2 on May 25 and opened on June 7. The show was originally scheduled to run through June 19.
The four-member company includes William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett (Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful), and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
Rapp's play is described as follows: "Ellis Shook (Apps) 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." It was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, where it premiered in 2014.
The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois features scenic design by Andromache Chalfant, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Keith Parham, and sound design by Christian Frederickson.