October | Theater
Thursday, Oct. 19 –
Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 –
Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
With music by Jeanine Tesori and story and lyrics by Brian Crawley, Violet tells the story of a young woman who travels across the Deep South in 1964 toward a miracle: the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will transform her scarred face and make her beautiful. As she discovers the true meaning of beauty, she meets a young soldier whose love reaches far past her physical “imperfections.” Nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 and based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, Violet features show-stopping anthems grounded in the American roots of folk, bluegrass and gospel. Adam Pelty, assistant professor of theatre, directs and choreographs the production.
This production contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.