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Opera House goes ‘Violet’ on Sunday

WILMINGTON — The Opera House Theatre Company has scheduled has one more showing of “Violet” for Sunday.

The musical is about a woman named Violet Karl who was disfigured in a childhood accident. She is determined to alter her life through faith healing, and leaves her hometown in Spruce, N.C., to go Tulsa, Ga., in search of an evangelist she believes will heal her. Instead she learns it’s the journey that helps her discover who she is.

The musical is based on the novel “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” written by Statesville native Doris Betts.

The matinee show will run at 3 p.m. The performance will be on the Main Stage of Thalian Hall, located at 310 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

Tickets are $32. Discounts for senior, students, military and groups of 10 or more are available. Tickets are on sale at the box office, which is open Mondays through Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m.; by telephone at 910-632-2285; or online at www.thalianhall.org.

Jeff Phillips plays the role of the preacher in the Opera House Theatre Company presentation of the musical “Violet.”
Jeff Phillips plays the role of the preacher in the Opera House Theatre Company presentation of the musical “Violet.”

Staff report