The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg
Reviews Are In - All Raves!
"Engaging, Intriguing and intoxicating, The Violet Hour is dense in it's myriad possibilities and well worth your attention. Even at that, you'll likely leave scratching your head and contemplating a return to learn what you might have missed originally."
"It's easy to root for a play that is both inventive and unexpected. All in all it's a refreshing and felicitous evening of thoughtful theater."
" The actors are all playing at the top of their form and I enjoyed and admired almost every minute of it."
"The venue of the black box theatre in the former B'nai Amoona Synagogue building enhances the "unstuck in time" motif of this impressive work staged by Max and Louie Productions."
"These are some great young actors to watch while your ears exult in the equally great writing of Richard Greenberg's 2003 play."
"Mark Wilson's handsome set is framed with projections of arched windows, and is complimented by Maureen Berry's provocative lighting design"
"Twists And Turns Enhance "The Violet Hour" Plot At Max&Louie's Latest"
"A strong ensemble and sharp direction make this a fascinating work that's well worth your time and attention"
"Out of 135 productions reviewed in 2012 that reviewer ranked Max& Louie's Production #3 out of the Best 10! "
KWMU Cityscape with Steve Potter:
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"Prolific playwright shies away from the spotlight"
A wonderful new work…of serious whimsy, of glittering style and dark substance…THE VIOLET HOUR balances heights of wit with depths of feeling. —NY Times.
May just be Greenberg's finest…The play is continually amusing, but also deeply touching. —Variety.
Richard Greenberg's luminous, mysterious, emotionally churning tragicomedy, THE VIOLET HOUR, is a wondrous piece of work…This is the kind of bewitching play that makes theater a world unto itself. —Chicago Sun-Times.
SynopsisMax&Louie Productions presents Richard Greenberg's fanciful story about the rewards, and dangers, of knowing more than you should know. It's 1919 in New York and the life of a young publisher is about to change forever. All of the circumstances have come to a head as he struggles between the loyalty of friendship and his secret love. Suddenly, this mysterious machine arrives spewing out stacks of paper while his hapless assistant strives ..
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