Epic ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ takes the stage at PlayMakers »

The professional theater-in-residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present the stage version of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece in two parts, running in rotating repertory. The Tony Award-winning play by David Edgar will feature 25 actors playing more than 150 characters. Edgar has been consulting on the production and was in residence… Read more »


Theater benefactor to be honored at Oct. 24 PlayMakers Ball »

An annual honor given by PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the award recognizes Kenan for her loyal and generous support. The Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art, home of PlayMakers’ PRC2 second-stage series, is named in her honor. Kenan… Read more »


Evening with playwright, more on tap for ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will host the 6 p.m. program “An Evening with David Edgar” in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. Edgar, the playwright and adapter of Dickens’ epic novel, will be joined on stage… Read more »


‘Opus’ combines music, mystery at PlayMakers »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will open its 34th mainstage season Sept. 23-Oct. 11 with the regional premiere of the play by Michael Hollinger. PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All performances of “Opus” will be in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC’s Center for Dramatic… Read more »


Daisey brings “The Last Cargo Cult” to PlayMakers »

Note: To download photos, see end of release. Interweaving the poignant tale of the islanders’ cult religion created in abandoned World War II military bases with a penetrating examination of today’s global financial crisis, he creates an unforgettable evening of storytelling. “The Last Cargo Cult” is part adventure story, part memoir, and an unforgettable exploration… Read more »


Go behind the scenes at PlayMakers through new Vision Series »

PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free series in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art offers an opportunity to share a glass of wine or coffee and other refreshments while learning about the productions in process. A “Vision Series”… Read more »


NEA Awards ‘Artistic Excellence’ Grant to PlayMakers »

For the second year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has honored the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year the NEA has chosen PlayMakers to receive a $30,000 “Access to Artistic Excellence Grant” in support… Read more »


Young thespians to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ »

News Release CHAPEL HILL – A cast of 40 young actors, ages 10 to 18, will perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 23-26 in the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.For the third year, PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at UNC, joins with… Read more »


Hip hop troupe Universes completes PlayMakers’ second-stage lineup »

CHAPEL HILL — PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the return of the innovative hip hop theater troupe Universes Jan. 13-17, 2010.PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the troupe’s newest stage show, “The Big Bang.” The performance rounds out the next season of PlayMakers’ thought-provoking PRC2… Read more »


PlayMakers presents stories of Iraqi women in ‘9 Parts of Desire’ »

CHAPEL HILL – Portraits of nine distinctly different Iraqi women are woven into the one-woman show 9 Parts of Desire, to be presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company April 22-26. PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will conclude its 2008-2009 PRC² second-stage series with the production. The… Read more »