LOSS — HART’s upcoming play feature a man dealing with grief that haunts him into adulthood.

Coming soon to HART Theatre is “Nocturne,” a one man show that examines a life of exceptional loss.

With a keen eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, playwright Adam Rapp’s work will linger in the memories of those who see it — just as the accident that effectively destroyed an entire family continues to lurk in the mind of the play’s protagonist.

In “Nocturne,” audiences step into the psyche of “Son” as he explores the effects of the incident that caused him to accidentally kill his sister at a very young age and how his family was subsequently torn apart. The stage is set to look like the inside of his tormented mind, full of memories, regrets and dreams.

The play is at times a beautiful exhibit of Adam Rapp’s exceptional writing and at others a deep cut into the life of a piano prodigy whose life was taken away by one tragedy after another. “Nocturne” reminds us that life is fragile, fleeting, and in the end, beautiful.

Featuring Jered Shults and directed by Doug Savitt, “Nocturne” will open on Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will also occur Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m., with snow dates on Feb. 11, 12 and 13.

For tickets, visit or call HART’s box office at 828-456-6322 and leave a message. Seating will be socially distanced and masks are required for all HART productions.