Musical: Violet

November 29—December 1, 2012 8:00 pm
December 6—December 8, 2012 8:00 pm
December 1, 2012 2:00 pm
December 8, 2012 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
$16 general/$8 students and seniors

What does it mean to be truly healed? This is the central question behind Violet: The Musical. Disfigured by an axe blade as a child, Violet embarks on an emotional journey to have her facial scar healed by a televangelist. On her cross-country travels, she encounters two soldiers, Flick and Monty, who challenge how she sees herself. As their friendship grows, Violet realizes that she shares a common bond with Flick as they both yearn to be connected to a world that has criticized and mocked them. Flick and Violet must make the decision to either submit to the ignorance of those around them – or to rise above it.

Music by Jeanine Tesori, libretto by Brian Crawley, based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts 
Directed by Carol Becker 
Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8 
School matinee Dec. 5