Purple Rose Theatre Company Will Feature Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly and New Play about Zombie Apocalypse in 24th Season

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19 May 2014

A classic comedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and the world premiere of a new zombie thriller will play Michigan's The Purple Rose Theatre Company during its 24th season.



Founded in 1991 by Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is dedicated to producing the new American play and creating opportunities for Midwest theatre professionals.

The season-at-a-glance follows.

Annapurna
By Sharr White
Sept. 18–Dec. 20

"What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life – but couldn't remember it? Sharr White's heartfelt and remarkable play, Annapurna, deals with that dilemma and the unpredictable eccentricities of love. Join us for the Michigan premiere of this bittersweet comedy by one of America's most vibrant and lyrical new playwrights."

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Jan. 15-March 14, 2015

"You may think you know Steel Magnolias, but you have never experienced the story quite like this. Join us for a Purple Rose take on this classic comedy celebrating the unfathomable bond shared by six small-town women who possess a strength that beckons joy and laughter no matter what life throws at them."

Talley's Folly
By Lanford Wilson
April 2–May 23

"Do you believe that one mesmerizing evening can change the course of two lives forever? Join us for PRTC benefactor Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched souls longing to find love after nearly giving up on the dream."

2AZ
By Michael Brian Ogden
June 11–Aug. 29

"You've seen them in the movies and on your TV. Now the experience is up close and personal. Michael Brian Ogden's (Corktown, Bleeding Red) world premiere thriller about the Zombie Apocalypse digs deep into the recesses of our souls to face the monster that may be lurking in all of us. Join us for this truly unique theatrical event."

Visit purplerosetheatre.org for more information.