Violet
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Musical
Runs Feb 17Feb 26, 2023

As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she’s traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Along the way, a chance encounter with a young Black soldier forces Violet to confront the ugliness of racism and the possibility for true transformation and self-acceptance.

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home).

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley
Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts
Directed by Mikael Burke

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