Purple Rose Theatre Company to Host 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Fundraiser, 8/3

Purple Rose Theatre Company to Host 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Fundraiser, 8/3

The Purple Rose Theatre Company has announced its 3rd annual Backyard BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, August 3, beginning at 4:30 PM. The BBQ will feature a farm-to-table dinner created by Zingerman's Roadhouse with vegetarian options, cocktails, live music and auction activities. The event's new destination location will be Cornman Farms, located at 8540 Island Lake Road in Dexter, MI, only seven miles from The Purple Rose Theatre.

Ticket prices are $70 and $100 per guest. For $70, guests may attend the BBQ cocktails and buffet dinner, auctions and ever-popular Wine Pull with from 4:30 PM - 7:45 PM. For $100, guests enjoy cocktails and BBQ, live/silent auctions, and receive a ticket for the 8:00 PM performance of The Last Romance by Joe DePietro, including a themed-dessert intermission provided by Laura O'Brien Sweets and Treats.

All guests will enjoy a preview of the 2014 / 2015 Purple Rose season of plays. Auction items will include an exclusive Detroit Lions Training Camp Package for 4, a Premium Detroit Lions Suite (one Game for 12 with parking and food credit), a Rocky Mountain Getaway for 6 in Big Sky (Montana), Purple NEWSROOM Studio Bike autographed by Jeff Daniels, Chef Common's Deluxe Lobster Bake and Wine/Theatre Package for 12, UM vs. Maryland Roth Club Football tickets & Premiere parking pass, autographed Lions football, a selection of gift certificates/services, jewelry, memorabilia & more! Updated listings and more information can be found at www.purplerosetheatre.org/bbq.

Backyard BBQ sponsorship is provided by Cornman Farms, Steve & Sheila Hamp, Dawn & Jeff Williams, Bank of Ann Arbor, Spring Arbor University, Encompass Financial Partners LLC, Timothy L. Nasso, and Rick Taylor (Realtor, Charles Reinhart Company). Additional thanks to design and print service sponsors Edgar Norman Creative, Print-Tech, Inc. and Goetzcraft. Additional sponsorships are still available; contact geriegreenspan@purplerosetheatre.org for detailed benefit package.

Proceeds from the event provide operational support for The Purple Rose Theatre's mission to present more than 300 professional performances annually, sustain development of new work that preserves the legacy of American Theatre, and educational/outreach programs serving diverse communities in the region.

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.purplerosetheatre.org/bbq; call 734.433.7782 x14, or email ReachUs@purplerosetheatre.org.

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