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Dear Friends and Patrons,

Since he founded The Purple Rose Theatre in 1991, Jeff Daniels’ goal has been to create an artistic hotbed right here in the Great Lakes region. It is a place where seasoned professionals and emerging talent practice their craft. It is a place where the audience is entertained and inspired. And that is only the beginning.

Behind the scenes the Purple Rose extends its reach into the community and classrooms through readings, lectures, tours, an apprentice program and workshops. It’s a theatre for everyone and it strives to remain accessible through discounts for students, teachers and veterans.

But the depth and breath of the theatre’s offerings would not be possible without the support of those who believe in the arts, and particularly in the arts in the Great Lakes region. Ours is a distinctive voice.

And it resonates throughout the theatre. Each performance delivers brilliant writing, directing and acting. It transports us to different places and times through extraordinary set and costume designs and technological wizardry. An evening at the Rose is entertaining, inspiring and unforgettable.

It is a thrill to attend a performance at The Purple Rose and it is a privilege to support this exceptional theatre. For 26 years it has never veered from its mission to present great new and classic American plays, keep the arts affordable and extend its educational outreach.

We invite you to join us in supporting this cultural gem right here in charming Chelsea, Michigan.

Thanks for believing in and supporting The Purple Rose.

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