PlayMakers show explores son’s wish to understand father. »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at UNC, will present Mac in “The Young Ladies of …” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second-stage series. Mac, whose father died when he was young, performs in drag, singing and playing a ukulele in the audacious yet touching tale. In its November cover story, American… Read more »


PlayMakers to bring back holiday smash ‘The Little Prince’ »

Audiences and other critics expressed similar sentiments. And PlayMakers, the professional theatre company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will indeed bring back the hit production for the holidays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 14, inviting people of all ages to enjoy the magical tale. The play, suitable for ages 5… Read more »


Questions of heritage haunt professor in ‘Blue Door’ »

CHAPEL HILL – A couple’s breakup culminates, actually and symbolically, with the husband’s refusal to participate in the Million Man March – and his reluctance to embrace his identity.   Left by his wife, the black university professor is visited that night by the spirits of his male ancestors, whose stories illuminate and guide his… Read more »


Actor, UNC alum Billy Crudup to receive PlayMakers Award »

Tony Award-winning theater and film star Billy Crudup will receive this year’s PlayMakers Distinguished Achievement Award on Nov. 1 at the 21st annual PlayMakers Ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A 1990 Carolina alumnus, Crudup played alongside Robert DeNiro, Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in “The Good Shepherd” (2006). He also… Read more »


PlayMakers to present Shakespeare’s epic adventure ‘Pericles’ »

  For immediate release:   CHAPEL HILL – William Shakespeare’s “Pericles,” an epic adventure that spans oceans and generations, is filled with princesses, pirates, assassins, exotic locales and multiple shipwrecks. PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill kicks off its 2008-09 mainstage season Sept. 24-Oct. 12 with the Bard’s exciting… Read more »


PlayMakers opens PRC2 series with story of two black women with HIV. »

For immediate release: CHAPEL HILL –  It’s back – the innovative, intimate PRC 2 second stage series, presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company, where timely plays take the audience around the globe – from LA to Zimbabwe, New York City to Iraq – and each performance includes a second act of engaging community dialogue. Last year’s…

PlayMakers names Hannah Grannemann Managing Director »

For immediate release:  July 8, 2008   PlayMakers names Hannah Grannemann Managing Director   CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has named Hannah Grannemann its new Managing Director. She will helm the theatre’s administrative organization and work closely with Producing Artistic Director Joseph… Read more »


NEA chooses PlayMakers for Shakespeare program »

For immediate use: Thursday, June 26, 2008 NEA chooses PlayMakers for Shakespeare program CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company has been chosen for anational initiative to bring Shakespeare and the power of live theatreto middle and high school students and their teachers. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in cooperation with ArtsMidwest, has chosen… Read more »


Local youth to perform ‘The Music Man’ July 24-27 »

News Release   For immediate use: Monday, June 23, 2008   Local youth to perform ‘The Music Man’ July 24-27   CHAPEL HILL – A cast of 40 young thespians, ages 9 through 18, will perform Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” July 24-27 in the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina… Read more »


PlayMakers Explores Capital Punishment »

For immediate release: March 25, 2008 PlayMakers explores capital punishment with world premiere of “Witness to an Execution” CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company presents playwright/performer Mike Wiley in the world premiere of “Witness to an Execution.” Commissioned by PlayMakers, Wiley’s new one-man play explores capital punishment, recounting tales inspired by surprisingly candid and chilling… Read more »