'Violet' follows a woman's journey to discover her inner beauty

'Violet' follows a woman's journey to discover her inner beauty

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Finding your inner beauty. It's easier said than done.

For the protagonist in Violet, it means traveling from North Carolina to Oklahoma after a disfiguring accident.

The Opera House Theatre Company's rendition of the show opens this week at Thalian Hall.

The stage show is based on The Ugliest Pilgrim, written by North Carolina native Doris Betts.

The score mixes the music styles of bluegrass, blues, folk and gospel.

The show is based in the 1960s and follows a young woman named Violet who sets out to get the help of a televangelist who she believes will heal her.

During her travels, she meets soldiers who help her with her own issues and also help her understand the racial divides in the South.

Actors Kendra Goehring-Garrett and Justin Allen Tate joined us today on WECT News First at Four to talk about their roles in the show.

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