From Richard Greenberg, the playwright of the Tony Award winning Take Me Out, comes a new play that "may just be Greenberg's finest." (Variety Magazine) It is the story of two college chums, who, in 1919, are back from the war and making new lives for themselves in Manhattan. Both are on the brink: one of becoming the country's most renowned publisher, the other of becoming the first great American novelist of the 20th century. But an unexpected glimpse into the future forces John, the publisher, to choose at what price he can ignore tomorrow to live in the promise of today. Testing the boundaries of friendship and hope, and prophecy and parlor room farce, The Violet Hour uncovers the hidden dangers and the hidden laughter in the truths that we closet, even from ourselves.