May 30-June 15
Director: Emily Ristine Holloway
Music Director: Jeanne Bowling
Eclipse, Emerging Artists Program of SSS
Russell Stage at Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center
705 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis
This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister… discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way.
With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrims. This moving story will take your breath away.
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. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. On the way, she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections.”
All performances are at the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center. Seating is general admission. Doors open half hour before curtain.
Eclipse productions feature SSS alumni. Don’t miss this opportunity to some of the amazing talent we have been fostering for fifteen years!