Encore Michigan

Willow Run 06/14–09/01

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CHELSEA—The Purple Rose Theatre Company will conclude its 2017-2018 season with Willow Run, an original play featuring the women behind local World War II efforts who became known as Rosie the Riveters. Ticket prices range from $20.50 to $46 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.

Leading up to and during World War II, some 40,000 employees, mostly women, migrated from all over the country to turn out B-24 bombers at the rate of one every 55 minutes at the Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan. Written by Ann Arbor-based playwright Jeff Duncan, Willow Run will bring the journey of four of those women to the stage. Together they encounter a multitude of challenges, learn to endure new sorrows, overcome deep-seated prejudices and forge new friendships.

Directed by Guy Sanville, the cast features Resident Artists Michelle Mountain (Grass Lake), Rhiannon Ragland (Gregory), K. Edmonds (Detroit), Lauren Knox (Milan), Angela Kay Miller (Pinckney), Caitlin Cavannaugh (Chicago, IL), David Bendena (Chelsea), and Brad Phillips (Dexter). Set design is by Sarah Pearline, properties by Danna Segrest, costumes by Susanne Young, lighting by Noele Stollmack and sound by Tom Whalen. Thomas Macias is the stage manager.

Show Times

  • Jun 14, 2018

    8:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 15, 2018

    8:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 16, 2018

    3:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 16, 2018

    8:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 17, 2018

    2:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 20, 2018

    3:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 21, 2018

    8:00 pm

    PREVIEW

  • Jun 22, 2018

    8:00 pm

    OPENING

  • Jun 23, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 23, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jun 24, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Jun 27, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 28, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jun 29, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jun 30, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jun 30, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 1, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 4, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 5, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 6, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 7, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 7, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 8, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 11, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 12, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 12, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 13, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 15, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 18, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 19, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 21, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 21, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 22, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Jul 25, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 26, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 26, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 28, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Jul 28, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jul 29, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 1, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 2, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 3, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 4, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 4, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 5, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 8, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 9, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 10, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 11, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 11, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 12, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 15, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 16, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 17, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 18, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 18, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 19, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 22, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 23, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 24, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 25, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 25, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 26, 2018

    2:00 pm

  • Aug 29, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 30, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Aug 30, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Aug 31, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Sep 1, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Sep 1, 2018

    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