Coastal Carolina University Theater to present Violet
Directed by David Bankston, assistant professor of music at Coastal, the production charts the growth and enlightenment of a young woman accidentally disfigured by her father. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets two soldiers, one black and one white, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.
The production will feature the Coastal Carolina University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Sheryl Ward, music teaching associate at Coastal.
Based on Doris Betts' famous short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim," Violet was one of the most highly acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the 1990s.
For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.