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Northwestern University – Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
Northwestern University - Ethel M. Barber Theater
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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. Along the way, a chance encounter with a young Black soldier forces Violet to confront the ugliness of racism and the possibility for true transformation and self-acceptance.

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home).

Theatre Week Performances:
Friday, February 17 – 7:30PM
Saturday, February 18 – 7:30PM
Sunday, February 19 – 2:00PM

Thursday, February 23 – 7:30PM
Friday, February 24 – 7:30PM
Saturday, February 25 – 7:30PM
Sunday, February 26 – 2:00PM


Or call the box office at (847) 491-7282
Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday 12:00PM-4:00PM.

Use promo code: CTW23

Tickets are $15.

To view other Chicago Theatre Week offers, click here.


Covid Policy: View Health and Safety Guidelines HERE.

Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.


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