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Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 : 6:11 a.m.

Purple Rose Theatre to raise funds with Chicago-themed gala event

By AnnArbor.com Staff

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The Purple Rose Theatre Company will celebrate its fall production, "Superior Donuts," with a Chicago-themed gala event on Friday, November 2. The event, “A Night in the Windy City - Chicago Style Donut Soiree,” will feature a cocktail hour, fall harvest dinner (with vegetarian options), live music, a photo booth, a live auction, and a performance of "Superior Donuts."

The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Conference Center, located at 1645 Commerce Park Drive in Chelsea. After dinner and the live auction (emceed by Lucas Daniels), guests can ride a trolley car, provided by Tecumseh Trolley & Limousine Service, to the Purple Rose Theatre for an 8:30 p.m. performance of "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts. Following the performance, guests will enjoy a retro candy and donut dessert bar at the theater before riding the trolley back to the Village Conference Center. Event sponsors include the Village Conference Center, the David A. Brandon Foundation, Jeff Hall and Chad Losey, and Bank of Ann Arbor. Tickets for “A Night in the Windy City” are $200 per guest, or tables of 10 may be purchased for $2,000. A portion of the ticket prices will be tax deductible. All proceeds from this event will benefit the PRTC. To purchase tickets, call 734-433-7673 or 734-433-7782 x15, or email ReachUs@purplerosetheatre.org.

Featured live auction items will include four VIP sideline passes and club level seats for the Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears football game on December 30; dinner for eight at the Common Grill with accompanying wine; and an 18 carat yellow gold-sterling amethyst pendant from La Jolla Fine Jewelry. Additional items and more information about the event can be found at http://www.purplerosetheatre.org/chicago-style-soiree.