The Violet Hour
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR

Written by Richard Greenberg

Directed by Suzan Fete

April 7 - April 30, 2017

Run time for THE VIOLET HOUR is 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission

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In 1919, the dawn of the Jazz Age, young  John Pace Seavering opens his own publishing company in a cramped Manhattan office with the help of his tightly wound assistant Gidger. But before John can publish his first book, a strange machine of mysterious origin is delivered to the office. As Gidger suspiciously examines the bizarre contraption, which has started ticking violently, two would-be authors arrive. They are Dennis McCleary, John’s best friend and a gifted novelist, and Jessie Brewster, a famed Jazz singer and John’s secret mistress, who has written a tell-all memoir.

With only enough capital to produce one book, John is caught between the two.  But his struggle is cut short when the machine explodes shooting reams of paper all over the room.  What’s written on these pages will throw John’s dreams and plans into disarray. THE VIOLET HOUR is a hilarious & heartfelt tale with a touch of magical realism.

THE VIOLET HOUR (April 2017)

Neil Brookshire & David Flores

Photo by Ross E. Zentner

Reviews

"...a glittery comedy with bite" - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"...a must see this season" - OnMilwaukee.com

"...an ingenious walk on the metaphysical wild side" - Milwaukee Magazine

 

Calendar of performances for THE VIOLET HOUR

Special Events

(P) Preview Performances

April 7 - 8

(O) Opening Night

April 8, 8:00pm

April 8 following the performance

April 15 (click to learn more!)

April 12 & 26 @7:30pm

April 19 @6:50pm

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine when you purchase a ticket  to any Wednesday evening performance - April 12, 19, & 26 at 7:30pm.

 

(PWYC) Pay What You Can

Monday, April 17 @7:30pm

Come see the show at a discounted price. Suggested donation of $10 - tickets available at the door only, beginning at 6:30pm. Subject to availability.

 

Play With Your Food

Friday, April 28 @ 5:30pm has been CANCELLED

 

La Prosette, Anja NotAnja Sieger

Select performance dates: April 27-30

Have special notes written just for you [from the future] in the lobby before the show!

Artists

Preview THE VIOLET HOUR PLAYBILL

Director  -  Suzan Fete

Gidger -  David Flores

Rosamund Plinth  -  Cara Johnston

Denis McCleary  -  Nicholas Harazin*

Jessie Brewster  -  Marti Gobel*

John Pace Seavering  -  Neil Brookshire*

* member of Actors' Equity Association

Production

Stage Manager  - Brandy Kline*

Costume Design -  Jason Orlenko

Original Music, Sound Design  -  Joseph F. Cerqua

Co-Sound Design  -  Morgan Lake

Props Design  -  Madelyn Yee

Scenic Design -  Steve Barnes

Lighting Design - Noele Stollmack

Technical Director - Anthony Lyons

* member of Actors' Equity Association

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The Violet Hour
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Calendar of performances for THE VIOLET HOUR
The Violet Hour
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The Violet Hour
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Calendar of performances for THE VIOLET HOUR
The Violet Hour
Artwork for THE VIOLET HOUR
Calendar of performances for THE VIOLET HOUR