The Purple Rose Theatre Turns 25
Special aired on Detroit Public Television October 26, 2015
The Purple Rose Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1991 in Chelsea, Michigan, by acclaimed actor, musician and playwright Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is a creative home for theatre artists to define a collective Midwestern voice. Don't miss an on-air celebration in the DPTV studio that will highlight memorable moments in the Company's history and plans for the future.
Produced by Daniels’ own company, 2188 Studio, LLC, and sponsored by Meijer, Inc. and Comerica Bank, the documentary will include brief excerpts from Daniels’ movies/TV, the theatre building, productions, samples of live footage scenes from PRTC artistic process, educational activities, events and post-performance talk-backs, as well as personal interview segments with Daniels, artistic director Guy Sanville, and other key creative and leadership professionals.
The Purple Rose Theatre Company's 2015/2016 25th Anniversary Season will feature The Casting Session, a world premiere play by Jeff Daniels; Gaps in the Fossil Record, a world premiere by PRTC Associate Artist, silver screen and television sensation, Matt Letscher; and a Purple Rose take on two beloved classic comedies: The Odd Couple by Neil Simon and Morning's At Seven by Paul Osborn.