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Welcome to Paradise 06/20–08/31

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CHELSEA—The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will continue its 28th season with Welcome to Paradise, a world premiere by Julie Marino. For more information or to make reservations call (734) 433-7673 or go to www.purplerosetheatre.org. Performances run from Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, August 31, 2019. Previews with reduced-price tickets are available through Thursday, June 27. Opening night is Friday, June 28.

Welcome to Paradise, set in the Caribbean, centers around two people who, despite their age difference, find love and acceptance in each other. With a generation gap (or more) between them, they discover they have more in common with each other than they thought. At what age can one find one’s soulmate? Are there boundaries to true friendship and affection? What, exactly, is the meaning and nature of love?

“To me, the question is ‘What does it mean to love someone?’” says director, Michelle Mountain. “It’s a romance in the bigger sense of the word.”

Directed by Michelle Mountain, the cast features artists Ruth Crawford (Ann Arbor, MI), Ryan Black (New York, NY), Paul Stroili (Chicago, IL), Rhiannon Ragland (Gregory, MI), and Meghan VanArsdalen (Ann Arbor, MI). Set design is by Bart Bauer, properties by Danna Segrest, costumes by Suzanne Young, lighting by Noele Stollmack, and sound by Tom Whalen. Thomas Macias is the stage manager.

Show Times

  • Jun 20, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 21, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 22, 2019

    3:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 22, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 23, 2019

    2:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 26, 2019

    3:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 27, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Jun 28, 2019

    8:00 pm

    Opening

  • Jun 29, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 29, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jun 30, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 3, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 4, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 5, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 6, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 6, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 7, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 10, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 11, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 12, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 13, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 13, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 14, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 17, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 18, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 19, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 20, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 20, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 21, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 24, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 25, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 25, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 26, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 28, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 31, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 1, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 2, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 3, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 3, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 4, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 7, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 8, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 8, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 9, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 10, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 10, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 11, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 14, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 15, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 16, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 17, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 17, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 18, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 21, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 22, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 23, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 24, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 24, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 25, 2019

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 28, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 29, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 29, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 30, 2019

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 31, 2019

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 31, 2019

    8:00 pm

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