The Play Ground

The Play GroundThe Play Ground

Art Fair is looming and getting out of town sounds like a plan. The Purple Rose Theatre Company is currently featuring "Sea of Fools" through September 1. Matt Letscher directs the world premiere of his play, set in the McCarthy era, about a group of actors mourning the death of their leader. When an undercover FBI agent infiltrates the funeral in the guise of a gossip columnist's assistant, the actors freely admit to being Communists, but when Elia Kazan also joins the group, it's anyone's guess what will happen. The cast includes Sandra Birch, John Lepard, Janet Maylie, John Seibert, and Guy Sanville. Purple Rose, 137 Park St., Chelsea. 433-7673 .