Violet

MUSIC
Jeanine Tesori

BOOK & LYRICS
Brain Crawley

DIRECTOR
Bill Fennelly

March 23 – May 12, 2000

Gut-busting, in-your-face comedy!

SYNOPSIS

Based on the Doris Betts story. “the Ugliest Pilgrim.” Brian Crawley’s book for Violet follows the 1964 bus journey of a backwoods North Carolina women desperate to find a televangelist who’ll pray away her prominent facial scar Enroute. The spunky, but obviously naïve Violet finally enters the wider world and she quickly cozies up with two young soldiers on the bus: the handsome, cocky Monty and more sensitive Flick, a black man Violet at first insults but soon cares for this 25-year-old. Violets odyssey intersects with glimpses of her adolescent self, leading up to the accident that scarred her. we witness young Vi’s closeness with her widowed father, a humble man who encourages her strength but is the unintentional agent of her anguish. 

“ALL THE MORE POWERFUL FOR BEING SO FEARLESSLY UNPREDICTABLE.”

– Los Angeles TIMES

“SEARING AND SENSATIONALLY FUNNY!”

– New York Times

“EXPLOSIVE. INSANELY ENTERTAINING AND COMPLETELY ENGAGING.”

– New York Magazine

Cast & Creative Team

Rebekah Baty

Violet

Geoff Schmith

Monty

Gavin Gregory

Flick

Caleb Clark

Actor five

COREY J. FINLEY

PETER UNDERSTUDY

ABBEY KINCHELOE

LYDIA UNDERSTUDY

JESSE SMITH

COACH UNDERSTUDY

MUSIC

JEANINE TESORI

BOOK & LYRICS

BRAIN CRAWLEY

DIRECTOR

BILL FENNELLY

LIGHTING DESIGNER

BART MCGEEHON

COSTUME DESIGNER

KENTON MCGHEE

Sound Designer

JILL MELANCON

SET DESIGNER

ROCHELLE BARKER

CHOREOGRAPHER

ROBERT EGIZIO

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

BRITT DAVIS

PROPS

SHEILA OLIVER

Stage Manager

Joan Foster McMarty

PRODUCTION MANAGER

SEAMUS M. BOURNE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

D. CONNOR MCVEY

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

ENGLISH BRACKETT

PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN

TOM PRIESTER

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

ELIZA CRAFT

CASTING DIRECTOR

SHEILA OLIVER

CASTING ASSOCIATE

JUSTIN KALIN

CHARGE SCENIC ARTIST

AMANDA NERBY

WIG DESIGNER

LAMONT SAMUELS

RUNNING TIME

Two hours with one intermission

CONTENT ADVISORY

Audience Advisory: This production contains full nudity, strong adult language and descriptions and depictions of sensitive and intense issues and situations. For more detailed information about potential trigger warnings, please click HERE

SEATING

There is open seating for this production.

PERFORMANCES

Previews

May 12 & 13 at 8 pm

Opening Night

May 14 at 8 pm

Regular Performances

May 14 – June 12, 2022
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

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