Performance Dates: April 23-27, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West Director – Paula Kalustian; Music Director – Valerie Maze Violet follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister… discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she’s traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. On the way, she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections.” Themes: Acceptance, self-realization, friendship, forgiveness, love, memory, fortitude, pilgrimage.