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This holiday season!

Announcing Our 2019/2020 Season!

Legacy | NOW

Celebrate 100 years of playmaking at Carolina by helping us carry our legacy forward into the NOW.

Nina Simone
Aug 21–25

Native Son
Sep 11–29

Dairyland
Oct 16–Nov 3

Ragtime
Nov 20–Dec 15

The Amish Project
Jan 8–12

Everybody
Jan 22–Feb 9

Julius Caesar
Mar 4–22

Native Gardens
Apr 8–26

Edges of Time
Apr 29–May 3

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Oct 10 2019

A Sit Down with Dooley

Performing arts critic Roy C. Dicks talks theatre with Ray Dooley in honor of his 100th production at PlayMakers.

Oct 3 2019

Interview with Heidi Armbruster

Heidi Armbruster shares the inspiration behind her world premiere comedy, “Dairyland,” and her journey to becoming a playwright.

Sep 18 2019

Notes on “Native Son”

Dramaturg Adam Versényi writes on how “Native Son” demonstrates the direct effects of physical environment on human behavior and blackness in Chicago.

Sep 16 2019

The Fractured World of Native Son

It’s 1930s Chicago with 64 scenes in over 15 different locations. Where do you go with the set design of “Native Son” when all Bigger Thomas wants to do is fly? An airplane hanger, of course.

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