wickedly funny story features four aspiring writers

who ante up big bucks to learn from a legendary novelist

“Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck has joined the 2015/16 Mainstage Season for PlayMakers Repertory Company. The hit Broadway play will be presented Oct. 14 – Nov. 1, 2015, replacing “Dear Elizabeth” due to conflicts in guest artist schedules.  

“Seminar” is a wickedly funny story of blood, sweat and tears in the writer’s den. Four aspiring young writers ante up big bucks to learn from a legendary novelist, but their fiction and their egos will be unsparingly dissected before he’s through. Ferocious and fast-paced with sparkling wordplay, “Seminar” takes no prisoners.

PlayMakers acting company favorite Ray Dooley will play the novelist leading a no-holds-barred master class on power, sex and the nature of art. Recently seen as Puck in PlayMakers’ “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (“spectacular” raved The Herald-Sun), Dooley also scored kudos as George in the theater’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” another standout performance delivered with withering wit.

“I’m excited to include Theresa Rebeck in PlayMakers’ new season,” said Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj. “’Seminar’ is a brilliant comedy that explores the creative process and the mystery and fallacy of some of our heroes. I know it will be an incredible addition to the 2015/16 lineup.”

The San Francisco Chronicle hailed “Seminar” as “furiously funny” and USA Today agreed, calling it “consistently clever and entertaining.” The Hollywood Reporter praised the show’s wit and “juicy verbal showstoppers.”

Tickets for “Seminar” are available as part of the theater’s 2015/16 Season subscription packages. Renewing subscribers can secure their current seats for the new season through May 15. For more information, call the PlayMakers box office at 919.962.7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The theater’s current season concludes with “Mary’s Wedding” by Stephen Massicotte (April 29-May 3).

PlayMakers contact: For more information, contact Connie Mahan, (919) 962-5359, cmahan@email.unc.edu.