PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2013 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the Summer Youth Conservatory for 2013. The Conservatory will feature Theatre Intensive, Theatre Quest and Theatre Tech programs for high school and middle school students, and culminate in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Beginning June 17, a cast of… Read more »


PlayMakers presents “A Raisin in the Sun” with “Clybourne Park” »

PlayMakers Repertory Company offers audiences two insightful looks at race and the meaning of home in productions of “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Clybourne Park,” to be performed in rotating repertory Jan. 26 to March 3. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. First produced… Read more »


PlayMakers presents Obie-winner “And God Created Great Whales” »

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert’s award-winning “And God Created Great Whales” Jan. 9-13. “And God Created Great Whales” is a haunting musical adventure into the psyche of a composer trying to create an opera based on the classic novel “Moby Dick.” Desperately fighting a degenerative disease eating away at his mind, each day… Read more »


PlayMakers presents beloved holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” »

This holiday season, PlayMakers Repertory Company will treat Triangle audiences to a family-friendly live version of a treasured holiday film with its production “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” adapted by Joe Landry. PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “It’s a Wonderful… Read more »


PlayMakers premieres new adaptation of Molière’s “Imaginary Invalid” »

What’s more fun at election time than a hilarious new look at the best play ever written about the health care industry? PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the answer with its world premiere adaptation of the insightful Molière comedy “Imaginary Invalid,” on… Read more »


Tony Award-winner “Red” opens PlayMakers season Sept. 19 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 19-Oct. 7 with John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play “Red.” As PlayMakers’ hit play “Opus” (2009) took audiences behind the music of a world famous string quartet, “Red” goes into the studio… Read more »


PlayMakers’ PRC² season opens with ‘An Iliad’ »

The Obie Award-winning play “An Iliad” will kick off the sixth season of PRC2, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s second stage series of topical plays, with performances Sept 5-9. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A special citation from the 2012 Obie Awards went to “An Iliad”… Read more »


PlayMakers Offers More Open Captioning »

PlayMakers Repertory Company is bringing back open captioning at selected performances during its 2012-2013 season. Open captioning enhances play-going enjoyment by allowing the audience to read along with the play. A screen is visible to the audience, which displays the text of the play as the actors are speaking it. A professional open captioning operator… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Grannemann elected to state arts board »

Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, has been elected to the board of directors of ARTS North Carolina. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Grannemann heads the theater’s administrative departments, working in partnership with producing artistic… Read more »


‘An Iliad’ joins PlayMakers’ season lineup »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “An Iliad” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second stage series, in which each performance is followed by artist-audience discussion. The one-man play completes the 2012-13 lineup, joining another Obie Award-winner, Rinde Eckert’s “And God Created Great Whales… Read more »