"Violet"

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

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In a Nutshell

On a quest to have her disfiguring scars healed by a televangelist, a young woman traces the spiritual scars running across 1960s America

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The Deal

  • $54 for two tickets to see Violet (up to a $108 value)
  • Where: Ford’s Theatre
  • Seating: orchestra
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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  • Due to mature themes, the show is recommended for ages 13 and up.<p>

Performance Options

  • Tuesday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Violet

The company rehearses "On My Way" A young woman's journey to heal her disfiguring scars reflects a nation's struggle to heal the wounds of injustice in this revival of the Drama Critics' Circle Award–winning musical Violet. Ostracized because of her facial scars—the result of a tragic accident as a teenager—25-year-old white Southerner Violet is on a Greyhound bound for Tulsa to seek the healing hands of a popular televangelist. At a bus stop outside of Memphis, Violet meets two young soldiers: Monty, who is white, and Flick, who is black. Accustomed to being judged for her appearance, the sheltered Violet is astonished to see the shameful treatment Flick is subjected to at every turn as the bus approaches a destination that starts to seem less important in comparison with her political awakening.

A soundtrack of era-appropriate bluegrass, gospel, country, and rock carries the three on their journey, scored by two-time Drama Desk–winning arranger Jeanine Tesori, known for her catchy-but-soulful work on _Caroline, or Change_ and _Thoroughly Modern Millie_. She "has an ear acutely attuned to American roots music. At the same time, she is an eloquent melodist," noted the [New York Times](http://gr.pn/1m4jaCc)' Stephen Holden when the show played New York City Center in 2013. From Violet's bittersweet declaration of purpose "On My Way" to Flick's stirring and optimistic "Let It Sing," Violet sends universal feelings soaring to the rafters.

####Ford's Theatre Society April 14, 1865, is surely one of the darkest days in United States history. Just five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. The theater closed after these tragic events, and stayed shuttered for more than a century. In 1968, Ford's was reopened as a national historic site and a working theater, and today it remains dedicated to staging works that honor Lincoln's legacy and remain true to his ideals. An onsite museum explores the life of Lincoln, with special attention paid to life in the Civil War White House, the great man's inspiring speeches, and the conspiracy that resulted in his death.

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