PlayMakers announces casting for ‘Sweeney Todd’ »

Broadway’s David St. Louis & Annie Golden to head Sondheim musical (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” to be presented March 30-April 23. David St. Louis will play bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd…. Read more »


PlayMakers announces 2016/2017 season »

Dynamic plays from three important women playwrights, plus a landmark drama by Arthur Miller, a romantic Shakespearean romp and a beloved musical masterpiece will highlight the 2016-2017 Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The new season is the first selected for the theater by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ new Producing Artistic Director. “I couldn’t be more… Read more »


PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2016 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the Summer Youth Conservatory for 2016. 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 the award-winning Broadway musical “Violet.” Beginning June 20, a cast of high school actors will have the opportunity to train,… Read more »


‘We Are Proud to Present…’ starts Feb 24 at PlayMakers »

play about historic African genocide confronts contemporary racism (Chapel Hill, N.C.—Feb. 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Feb. 24-March 13 with “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915” by award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies… Read more »


PlayMakers presents Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ starting Jan. 20 »

A new version of the world classic will be directed by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ new producing artistic director (Chapel Hill, N.C.—Jan. 7, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Jan. 20-Feb. 7 with a fresh take on a classic drama, “Three Sisters” by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Special events associated with the show begin… Read more »


PlayMakers presents hit Broadway comedy ‘Seminar’ starting Oct. 14 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continues its Mainstage Season with the scathingly funny comedy “Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck, Oct. 14-Nov. 1. Special events associated with the show begin Sept. 28. “Seminar” is a story of blood, sweat and tears in the writer’s den…. Read more »


PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season opens Sept. 16 with ‘Disgraced’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 16-Oct. 4 with the award-winning comedy-drama “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. PlayMakers will host special events associated with the show beginning Sept. 9. In the play, an upwardly mobile Pakistani-American lawyer has… Read more »


PlayMakers kicks off PRC² season with ‘Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam’ »

The performer’s autobiographical journey from the fall of Saigon to new life in America PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2015-2016 PRC2 second-stage series. The series kicks off August 26-30 with Trieu Tran’s powerful one-man show “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam.” PRC² features innovative, topical presentations coupled… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Guys & Dolls’ »

A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys & Dolls” July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians began work on the production June 15. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in… Read more »