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Frostburg State University Theatre Presents “The Violet Hour”
10/25/2005

Frostburg State University Theatre will present “The Violet Hour” on Nov. 11, 17, 18 and 19, at 8 p.m. and Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre.

“The Violet Hour,” by Richard Greenberg, is about an independent publisher John Pace Seavering who stakes his small trust fund on a publishing house in Manhattan. With only enough capital to publish one book, John must choose between a novel written by his best friend Denis McCleary, whose girlfriend, Rosamund, will leave him if he goes unpublished, or the memoir of celebrated black songstress Jessie Brewster, with whom John is having a secret affair. Complicating matters further, a mysterious machine appears in the outer office, spewing out pages – which predict the characters’ futures – faster than John’s frantic and funny office manager, Gidger, can handle.

From the Tony Award-winning author of "Take Me Out," this sophisticated comedy full of heart and invention shows how we construct our histories and how, in turn, history reconstructs us.

For reservations, call 301-687-7462. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu