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Diva Royale 09/20–12/29

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CHELSEA—The Purple Rose Theatre Company will open its 28th season with Diva Royale, a world premiere comedy by founder Jeff Daniels. Ticket prices range from $21 to $47 with special discounts for students, seniors, teachers, members of the military and groups. For more information or to make reservations call (734) 433-7673 or go to www.purplerosetheatre.org.

The play follows the exploits of three midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a last minute trip to NYC to see their favorite star, Celine Dion, perform, and maybe to experience a bit of the romance lacking in their lives. However, as soon as they get on the plane things go very wrong.

Performances run from Thursday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Previews, with reduced-price tickets, are available through Thursday, Sept. 27. Opening night is Friday, Sept. 28.

Directed by Guy Sanville, the cast features resident artists Rhiannon Ragland (Gregory), Rusty Mewha (Plymouth), Kate Thomsen (Portage) and Kristen Shields (Ann Arbor). Set design is by Gary Ciarkowski, properties by Danna Segrest, costumes by Shelby Newport, lighting by Dana L. White, projections by Robert W. Hubbard and sound by Tom Whalen. Angie Kane Ferrante is the stage manager.

Diva Royale marks Daniels’ 18th world premiere at The Rose. His most notable works include Flint (2018), Escanaba in da Moonlight (1995), Across the Way (2002 American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play Finalist), and Guest Artist (2006 American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play Runner-Up).

This year Daniels has also earned two Emmy nominations for his roles in “Looming Tower” (Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie) and “Godless” (Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or a movie).

Photo: Guy Sanville and Jeff Daniels.

Show Times

  • Sep 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 21, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 22, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 22, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 23, 2018

    2:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 26, 2018

    3:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Sep 28, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Opening

  • Sep 29, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Sep 29, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Sep 30, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Oct 3, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 4, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 5, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 6, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 6, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 7, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Oct 10, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 11, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 12, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 13, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 13, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 14, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Oct 17, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 18, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 19, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 20, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 21, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Oct 24, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 25, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 26, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 27, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Oct 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Oct 28, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Oct 31, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 1, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 2, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 3, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 3, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 4, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 7, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 8, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 9, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 10, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 10, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 11, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 14, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 15, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 16, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 17, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 17, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 18, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 21, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 23, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 23, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 24, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 24, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 25, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Nov 28, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 29, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 30, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 1, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 1, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 2, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 5, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 6, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 7, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 8, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 8, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 9, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 12, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 13, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 14, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 15, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 15, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 16, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 19, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 21, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 22, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 22, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 23, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Dec 26, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 27, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 28, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 29, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Dec 29, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Closing

Theater Info

The Purple Rose Theatre Company

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Box Office Phone: 734-433-7673

Theater Phone: 734-433-7782

137 Park St.

Chelsea, MI 48118