Lakeland Civic Theatre

January 30 - February 15, 2015

Director: Martin Friedman
Musical Director: Jordan Cooper
Set and Lighting Designer: Trad A Burns
Costume Designer: Tesia Benson
Sound Designer: Eric Simna
Stage Manager: Nichole Vencl

Neely Gevaart as Violet
Eric Fancher as Monty
Eugene Sumlin as Flick
Emily Kenville/Jade McGee as Young Violet
Danny Simpson as Violet's Father
Bernadette Hisey as the Old Lady
Nikki Rosser Sumlin as Lula Buffington

Ensemble: Alicia O’Neill, Antoinette Kula, Joanna May Hunkins, Sara Chapman, Ashley Bossard, Andrea Belser, Sharron Foxx, Stephanie Harden, Robert Pierce, Will Sanborn, Joseph Alvey, and Adam Shimko

Cleveland Jewish News Review, by Bob Abelman
Rave and Pan Review, by Christine Howey
TPOGraphy Review, by Kevin Joseph Kelly
Land of Cleve Preview Article, by Rich Stimac
WCPN Interview, by Dee Perry

Plot Description: Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.

2015 Cleveland Critics Circle Awards

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Promise Me Violet.mp4

The Sound of Applause with Dee Perry
Guests: Martin Friedman, Neely Gevaart, Eugene Sumlin
Songs Performed: All to Pieces (at 3:43), Let It Sing (at 13:34)

The Sound of Applause - Violet at Lakeland Civic Theatre.mp3