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Posted on Thu, May 23, 2013 : 11:13 a.m.

Purple Rose Theatre wants to hear your love story

By Jenn McKee


Susan and Chuck Craves were among the first to share their love story on film at the Purple Rose Theatre.

Photo courtesy of The Purple Rose Theatre

Like snowflakes, every couple's love story is unique - and the Purple Rose Theatre wants to hear yours.

Yes, the theater company is now seeking local couples' love stories for a community engagement project that will work in conjunction with the Rose's upcoming production of Don Zolidis' comedy "Miles & Ellie."

More details are contained in the press release.

The Miles & Ellie Project will showcase real life love stories on video and in written anecdotes. The short videos will be released on the PRTC YouTube channel, web site (, and social media platforms beginning Monday, June 17. Couples are invited to share their stories in short video interviews, filmed at the PRTC by appointment through June 14. For those who prefer not to appear on camera, written submissions will be accepted throughout the summer online at For more information, visit

The world premiere production of Don Zolidis’ "Miles & Ellie" will take place at the Purple Rose Theatre Company Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, August 31, 2013. The story follows Miles and Ellie, two teenagers in love when a youthful misunderstanding breaks them apart. Flash forward 20 years and a disenchanted Ellie has come home for what she expects to be a typical dysfunctional family Thanksgiving. Not long into the family shenanigans, however, Ellie learns that Miles is still in town and carrying a torch for her.

Tickets are now on sale for Miles & Ellie by phone at 734-433-7673 or online at

Founded in 1991 by acclaimed actor and Chelsea native Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is a leading American theatre dedicated to producing the new American play and creating opportunities for Midwest theatre professionals. The PRTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre operating under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


Angela Todd

Sat, May 25, 2013 : 12:42 p.m.

My boyfriend, Curtis Clyde Pigneguy and I, Angela Frances Todd, met this way: I had moved from San Leandro, California to San Jose, California on May 1, 1982. I was 34 years of age, nearing age 35. Curt was 29. On May 24, 1982, I walked into the magazine store where he was the manager. The nearby noontime church bells had just chimed. After I turned in my application, I said to him, "This may blow the interview, but, you are the first nice guy I've met since I've been in town. Would you like to go out for a cup of coffee when you get off of work?" The rest is history. On July 1, 1982, my 35th birthday, we began living together and have been together ever since. On May 24, 2013, 31 years later, we are still together. During the Fall of 1996, we moved to Michigan. During the Fall of 2004, we moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. That's a brief accouting of our "Love Story". Angela F. Todd, Ann Arbor resident.

Bertha Venation

Fri, May 24, 2013 : 4:17 p.m.

oooo. I don't think you want to hear about mine.... and if so, which one??