John Billingsley Set to Star in the Violet Hour

January 23, 2011 by  

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It has been announced that John Billingsley is going to star in The Violet Hour at the Lillian Theatre. John Billingsley plays Mike Spencer on HBO’s True Blood.

About the Violet Hour

Hollywood Food Chain productions in association with Elephant Stageworks is presenting the play The Violet Hour is written by Richard Greenberg, and is to be directed by Darin Anthony. The show is set to preview on Friday, February 11th. The play will officially open Saturday, February 12th and will run through Sunday March 13th at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The performances will run Fridays through Sundays with prices ranging from $20.00 to $30.00 depending on the show. The synopsis of the show is as follows:

“It’s April 1st, 1919, and the young independent publisher John Pace Seavering is setting up his office. With only enough capital to put out one book, John finds himself besieged by two authors. Denny McCleary, John’s brash and gifted college friend, has produced a manuscript so unruly it lives in a trio of crates. He’s fallen in love with the enchanting heiress Rosamund Plinth, and if John doesn’t agree to publish his book today, he’ll lose her forever. But John is also being strenuously lobbied by Jessie Brewster, the popular black jazz singer who is also John’s very secret mistress. She’s written her memoirs and is determined to have her story known. As John temporizes with these two, another drama is playing out in the anteroom: A machine of mysterious provenance and purpose has arrived and is spewing out stacks of pages while John’s hapless assistant, Gidger, strives vainly to stem the flood and leaves John to ponder if knowing the future will allow him to change it?”

An Actor of the Stage and Screen

John Billingsley is no stranger to TV or theater . He has been in television shows such as Star Trek, 24, and Prison Break and his theatre credits include Mauritius at The Pasadena Playhouse, The Seagull and Twelfth Night. He will be playing alongside Karole Foreman, Travis Schuldt, Peter Larney, and Lisa Valerie Morgan in The Violet Hour

This plot of the play sounds intriguing and full of interesting characters. Congratulations to John Billingsley and we can’t wait to see you on the “true” stage again.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend The Violet Hour, tickets may be purchased here

Sources: Broadway Los Angeles-“Billingsley, Foreman lead The Violet Hour at the Lillian Theatre”
Plays 411– “The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg

(Photo credit: Broadway

Edited by: Shanea O’Connor