'The Violet Hour' Premieres Theater

October 27, 2005|By J. WYNN ROUSUCK

The Baltimore-Washington premiere of The Violet Hour - a play about friendship, publishing, ethics and the future - by Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) opens at Rep Stage in Columbia tomorrow. Set in 1919, The Violet Hour stars Ian Lockhart as a young publisher forced to decide between publishing a novel by his best friend (Timothy Andres Pabon) or the biography of his clandestine mistress (Deidra LaWan Starnes). Direction is by Kasi Campbell, who won a 2002 Helen Hayes Award for her production of Greenberg's The Dazzle, and the cast also includes Bruce Nelson as the publisher's office assistant and Megan Anderson as a character inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald.

Show times at Rep Stage, the professional company in residence at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 20. Tickets are $15-$24. Call 410-772-4900 or visit www.howardcc.edu/repstage.

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