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Purple Rose opens Arthur Miller classic April 12; previews start April 4

Preview March 30, 2019 Encore Staff

CHELSEA—The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will continue its 28th season with All My Sons, an American classic by Arthur Miller. 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.

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.

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.

“‘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)

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.

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