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Porthouse Continues Season with "Violet"

CATCO's Steven C. Anderson directs acclaimed musical

Porthouse Theatre will present "Violet" July 9-25.

Directed by Steven C. Anderson, “Violet” opens July 10 and runs through July 25. A preview performance will take place on July 9. A musical of transformation, “Violet” chronicles a young disfigured woman’s journey of self-discovery as she seeks the healing touch of an evangelical preacher in the 1960s Deep South. Music is by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book are by Brian Crawley. Performances are July 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 8pm and July 12 and 19 at 2pm.

Assistant professor Amy Fritsche performs as Violet. Scenic design is by Terry Martin, costume design by Susan Williams (MFA ’15), lighting design by College of the Arts acting associate dean and professor Cynthia R. Stillings, technical direction by Ryan T. Patterson, and sound design by Nathan Rosmarin (BFA ’15). The production stage manager is Joshua Brown (BFA ’14).


Violet

JULY 9 - 25

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and Book by Brian Crawley
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Disfigured as a young girl, Violet has finally saved enough money to travel by bus from her home in North Carolina to Oklahoma where she hopes a miracle awaits her in the form of a televangelist with healing powers. Her journey through the 1964 Deep South toward the beauty she so desires transforms her spirit and shows that love for yourself and others is more than skin deep.

VIOLET is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIshows.com