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Purple Rose Theatre hosting BBQ fundraiser and silent auction Saturday

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will hold a backyard BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 5 p.m. featuring a catered meal with vegetarian options, beer and wine, live music from Rhythm on a Stick Steel Drum Band, and a silent auction.

The event will be held in the parking lot behind the theater at 137 Park St.

Ticket prices are $60 and $100 per guest. For $60, guests can attend the BBQ and silent auction from 5- 7:45 p.m. For $100, guests can attend the BBQ, silent auction, and also receive a ticket for the 8 p.m. performance of On Golden Pond, followed by a dessert and coffee reception.

Catering will be provided by Moveable Feast and Back to the Roots Cafe and proceeds will support Purple Rose Theatre operating expenses.

Various actors from the 2012/2013 season will attend the BBQ and will be available for questions and conversations about their upcoming performances.

Auction items will include a Detroit Lions Football autographed by quarterback Matthew Stafford, an autographed and framed Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions’ Jersey, Cavanaugh Lake Party with dinner, drinks, and a pontoon ride for six, Fall Beer Tasting & Tour for four at the Chelsea Alehouse Brewery, a vintage stove from the PRTC production of A Stone Carver, and a variety of gift certificates, golf packages, and summer fun items.

For tickets, call 734-433-7673 or visit

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