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The Purple Rose Theatre Company

Founded in 1991 by actor and Chelsea native, Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is the home of world-class, original American theater.  The PRTC is a professional theater company with roots in the Midwest that takes a handcrafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are nothing less than one-of-a-kind experiences.

The PRTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theater operating under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.


Performance address:

137 Park St.
Chelsea, MI 48118

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Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; also open until 10 p.m. on performance days

Saturday: Noon – 10 p.m. on performance days only

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m. on performance days only
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Carey Crim’s ‘Never Not Once’ at Purple Rose powerful and poignant

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