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"THE VIOLET HOUR" CAST PHOTO

The cast photo of ReAct's staged reading of The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Gidger
ShawnJ West
John Pace Seavering
David S. Hogan
Denis McCleary
Jeffrey Grimm
Jessie Brewster
Maya RS Perkins
Rosamund Plinth
Emjoy Gavino


JESSE: "...Will you publish it?"
JOHN: "Part of me screams out no, I don't want to publish it - I want to private it."

David S. Hogan as John and Maya RS Perkins as Jessie in ReAct's staged reading of The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Directed by
David Hsieh


The Crew

Sound Designer & Operator
Andrew Chin
Lighting Technician & Running Crew
David Hsieh
Venue Support
Peter Aaron
Chance Koehnen
Kate Leuschke

House Manager
Lorna Chin


GIDGER: "To be gay is to be lighthearted in the face of every kind of darkness."

ShawnJ West as Gidger in ReAct's staged reading of The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 
"THE VIOLET HOUR" BOOKCOVER

The Violet Hour


By Richard Greenberg

Staged Reading

August 8, 2004
The Elliott Bay Book Company



GIDGER: "You know who leads a dog's life?
A DOG'S MASTER."
ShawnJ West as Gidger and
David S. Hogan as John in
ReAct's staged reading of
The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

JOHN: "I'm just starting out. If I publish your book, I could lose my shirt..."
Jeffrey Grimm as Denny and
David S. Hogan as John in
ReAct's staged reading of
The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Program

The Setting

John Pace Seavering's office and its anteroom in a Manhattan tower. April 1919. Early afternoon to early evening.


The Violet Hour

was originally commissioned by the South Coast Repertory, where it received its world premiere on November 8, 2002.
It was subsequently produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company on April 17, 2003, at the Steppenwolf Mainstage Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
The New York premiere took place on November 6, 2003 at the Biltmore Theatre. It was produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Production Notes

>>Purchase Scripts
>>ReAct's Mainstage Production

ROSAMUND: "The good thing about a hotel room is it's not where you live, so when you daydream, there's never any danger of mistaking it for your life."
Emjoy Gavino as Rosamund and
David S. Hogan as John in
ReAct's staged reading of
The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.


ReAct's staged reading of The Violet Hour was produced by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.


JOHN: "I need a crystal ball...if only I could know-"
JESSIE: "But you can't. You can't know how anything will turn out."
Maya RS Perkins as Jessie
and David S. Hogan as John
in ReAct's staged reading of
The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.

JOHN: "There's no one like Denny."
ROSAMUND: "YOU'RE in love with him, too."
Emjoy Gavino as Rosamund
and David S. Hogan as John
in ReAct's staged reading of
The Violet Hour.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Special Thanks To...

The Cast & Crew for production support
The Elliott Bay Book Company for venue hosting, loaned props and set pieces
The Elliott Bay Cafe for loaned props
Brian Flora & Anneleen Severynen for production support
George Paul Glanzman for loaned props
Karen Maeda-Allman for organizational support
Rain City Projects for publicity support
Rick Simonson for organizational support

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