Now Showing at the Purple Rose Theatre through Dec. 19: Casting Session by Jeff Daniels


The Purple Rose Theatre Company is thrilled to kick off its 25th Anniversary season with the world-premiere comedy, Casting Session, by theatre Founder Jeff Daniels!

Frank and Ron are two middle-aged actors who have been competing for the same roles in New York City and beyond for thirty years. Join us for this hilarious world premiere comedy that explores the lengths to which actors will go to get the part. Casting Session contains adult language.

Casting Session will enjoy a fourteen-week engagement at The Purple Rose Theatre Company from Thursday, September 17 – Saturday, December 19, 2015. Regular performances for the duration of the run are Wednesdays at 3:00 PM, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM.

About the Production

Directed by PRTC Artistic Director, Guy Sanville, the cast includes Tom Whalen (Royal Oak, MI), David Daoust (Lansing, MI), and Erika Matchie Thiede (Chelsea, MI).

Design for this production includes set by Bartley H. Bauer, properties by Danna Segrest, costumes by Shelby Newport, lighting by Dana L. White, sound by Angie Kane Ferrante, and stage managed by Angie Kane Ferrante.

Underwriting support for the season comes from the Ford Motor Company Fund, The Hamp Family Fund, the Sage Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Matilda R. Wilson Fund. Casting Session production sponsorship is made possible through support from Chelsea State Bank and Curtis, Curtis, & Brelinski, P.C. Media sponsors include Michigan Radio,, Detroit Performs, and Applied Storytelling.

Buy Tickets for Casting Session

Ticket reservations can be made by calling Box Office at (734) 433-7673 or online at All performances will be held at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118.

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About the Purple Rose Theatre

Founded in 1991 by actor and Chelsea native, Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) is the home of world-class, original American theatre. The PRTC is a professional theatre company with roots in the Midwest that takes a handcrafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are nothing less than one-of-a-kind experiences. The PRTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre operating under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.

Make it a day, evening or weekend getaway in Chelsea

While you’re in Chelsea 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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