The New Hazlett Theater is more than just a building. It’s an incubator for artists. The New Hazlett embraces a broad range of artists and arts organizations, hosting diverse audiences and encouraging the success of Pittsburgh’s performing arts community. In addition, it creates an energetic arena for arts events and community dialogue in its Northside neighborhood and beyond.
Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 28
Presented by Front Porch Theatricals, Violet is set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. Violet is a beautiful musical that follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman who embarks on a journey from North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma in the hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her. On her journey of self-discovery, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about true beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.