Welcome to Paradise 06/20–08/31Buy Tickets
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.