Purple Rose Theatre Company Continues 2018-2019 Season with “All My Sons” The American Classic by Arthur Miller

The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will continue its 28th season with “All My Sons”, an American classic by Arthur Miller. Tickets are on sale now.

How far will a man go to protect his family and his interests? Joe Keller desperately wants to secure the business he spent so many years constructing, ready to hand it down to his son Chris. Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann –the daughter of Joe’s former business partner. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. “All My Sons” shows a post-war American family in a spiral of lies, greed, love, and loss.

“‘All My Sons’ by Arthur Miller is as epic, heartfelt and relevant to the American experience as it was when it premiered 72 years ago. The Purple Rose production presents a rare opportunity to see this true masterpiece by one of our greatest masters of the craft, produced at this level,” says Artistic Director Guy Sanville.

“All My Sons” was awarded the Tony award for Best Author in 1947. Other notable works include “Death of a Salesman” (1949), “The Crucible” (1953), and “A View from the Bridge” (1955).

Performances run from Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, June 1, 2019. Previews with reduced-price tickets are available through Thursday, April 11. Opening night is Friday, April 12.

Directed by Guy Sanville, the cast features artists Michelle Mountain (Grass Lake), Richard McWilliams (Dayton, OH), Ryan Black (New York, NY), Caitlin Cavannaugh (Chicago, IL), David Bendena (Chelsea), Rusty Mewha (Plymouth), Lauren Knox (Milan), Tom Whalen (Royal Oak), Susan Craves (Clarkston), Preston M. Bueche (Birmingham) and Olivia Goosman (Pinckney). Set design is by Sarah Pearline, properties by Danna Segrest, costumes by Suzanne Young, lighting by Dana White, and sound by Brad Phillips. Devin Faught is the stage manager.

The production sponsors are Chelsea Rhone, LCC and Chelsea State Bank. Underwriting support for the season comes from the Ford Motor Company Fund, The Hamp Family Fund, the Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, and the Matilda R. Wilson Fund. Media sponsors include Michigan Radio, ChelseaMich.com, Applied Storytelling, and HOME.fm.

Ticket Information

All performances will be held at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118.

Ticket prices range from $23 to $47 with special discounts for students, seniors, teachers, members of the military and groups (12+). For more information or to make reservations call (734) 433-7673 or go to www.purplerosetheatre.org.

About The Purple Rose Theatre Company

Founded in 1991 by actor, playwright, musician and Chelsea native Jeff Daniels, the Purple Rose Theatre Company is a creative home for original American plays. In the 168-seat theatre, patrons experience an intimate encounter with live theatre.

The PRTC also provides an apprenticeship program, performance classes, readings, lectures and tours. It commissions new work from established and early-career playwrights. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre, the PRTC operates under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.

Make it a day, evening or weekend getaway in Chelsea, Michigan

While you’re in town for the Purple Rose play, here are some of the many things you can explore in Chelsea, Michigan:

  • Accommodations – Places to stay in Chelsea, including bed & breakfasts and hotels
  • Restaurants – Explore our food options in Chelsea, including fine dining to BBQ to pubs and cafes
  • Shopping – Discover our charming and unique stores in Chelsea, from garden treasures to antiques to clothing, jewelry and more
  • More events and things to do in Chelsea can be found on Chelsea Community Calendar

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