Host Winnifred Coombe (CAROLINE KINGSLEY), a Victorian spiritualist and magical traveler, transcends time and space to bring you aboard her inter-dimensional spacecraft for THE VIOLET HOUR.
Winnifred’s earthly guests this month include Tony-nominated Broadway star ALEX BRIGHTMAN (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) and conservationist BRETT JENKS (CEO of conservation non-profit RARE), with rousing tunes from musical guest EILEEN! Plus, laughs, games, music from the ensemble, and more!
THE VIOLET HOUR follows a familiar late-night format – with a far-out twist. Guests mingle with Winnifred and her outlandish friends from space. They talk about how to save the planet – or at least enjoy the heck out of our last breaths on this little blue sphere.
This month, it’s the “Family Meat Feast of Gratitude” transmission! What does it mean to be thankful for our silly lives on this planet? How do you talk to your loved-ones and not-so-loved-ones at Thanksgiving about our world’s problems and the climate crisis?
Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.
The Violet Hour was developed in partnership with Salonathon and the UChicago Performance Lab through the Theater and Performance Studies Program at the University of Chicago.
Alex Brightman is a writer and Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, Glory Days; on TV in “Documentary Now!,” “SMILF,” “Important Things w/ Demetri Martin;” and in one horror film where he was brutally murdered on a toilet. His musical writing credits include It’s Kind of a Funny Story(Universal Theatrical), The Whipping Boy, and Make Me Bad, all with his writing partner Drew Gasparini. His newest plays, We Left It Here and Everything Is Fine will both be presented in New York City in 2019. This one’s for Carole Shelley. @ABrightmonster