Playwright Richard Greenberg's Tony award-winning THE VIOLET HOUR, playing at 7 Stages Fri., APRIL 27, and through May 20, centers on John Pace Seavering, a character loosely based on the early 20th-century publisher Maxwell Perkins, who made a name for himself printing F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway's works. The story follows Seavering, a man on the brink of greatness (played by Atlanta newcomer Bobby Labartino), as he begins his post-World War I career. With only enough money to fund the first book, Seavering must decide what imprint he intends to leave through the books he decides to publish – a decision made more complicated after an unexpected glimpse into his own future. $20-$36. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m. 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647. www.7stages.org.