Set in 1919, Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour tells the tale of a driven young publisher at the start of his career - and the mysterious machine that could radically change his future. Weylin Symes directs. "Richard Greenberg is incapable of writing a play that's either predictable or a waste of time. The Violet Hour is no exception." -CurtainUp.com Stoneham Theatre stages the New England Premiere of The Violet Hour, which Variety calls "continually amusing, but also deeply touching." It's a quirky tragicomedy about a young publisher who must choose between his long-time friend and his secret mistress. Meanwhile, a mysterious machine appears, spewing forth pages upon pages of text while his assistant does all he can to contain the deluge.