By Compiled by D. V. Calamia
The Purple Rose Theatre Company will present Jeff Daniels’ one-man show “Onstage & Unplugged” for a limited ten-show engagement from Thursday, Dec. 27 – Sunday, Dec. 30 and Wednesday, Jan.2 – Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
Daniels, executive director and PRTC founder, returns to the PRTC stage for the seventh time since 2001. A prolific songwriter as well as playwright, Daniels performs solo with blues guitar and an arsenal of songs that are alternately humorous and poignant. This year’s lineup will feature new selections and crowd favorites from both of Daniels’ critically acclaimed CDs.
The original “Onstage & Unplugged” was a huge success in 2001, with all three performances selling out in one day. Audiences laughed uproariously as Daniels told the stories behind each song and delivered them with his unique, wry humor. The ongoing popularity of the event, as well as the success of the resulting “Live & Unplugged” CD, led Daniels to book a national tour which began in 2006 and is still going strong.
Daniels released “Grandfather’s Hat,” his second CD of live performances recorded at venues across Michigan, in 2006. Sales of “Grandfather’s Hat” and “Live & Unplugged” benefit The Purple Rose Theatre Company and are available for sale at the PRTC Box Office. Information about Daniels’ national tour schedule is available at http://www.jeffdaniels.com.
The Purple Rose Theatre is located at 137 Park Street in downtown Chelsea. Founded in 1991 by Daniels, The PRTC is a leading American theater dedicated to producing the New American Play and creating opportunities for Midwest theatre professionals.