For immediate use: Thursday, March 11, 2010

PlayMakers online auction goes live April 1st

CHAPEL HILL – Carolina vs. Duke basketball tickets, a week-long trip to London and dinner at The Fearrington House Country Inn near Chapel Hill will be among the many items available in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s upcoming online auction.

Bids can be placed via the “Auction” link on the company’s Web site, www.playmakersrep.org, from 8 a.m. April 1 through 12 p.m. April 10.

All proceeds from the fourth annual auction will support the artistic, outreach and educational work of PlayMakers, the professional nonprofit theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PlayMakers serves an annual audience of nearly 50,000 and has served almost 100,000 area youth through its educational programming.

Participants also will have a chance to bid on vacation getaways, such as a weekend at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fla.; selections from local businesses Peacock Alley, William Travis Jewelry and Persian Carpet, among other items; dinners from Bonne Soiree of Chapel Hill and other fine restaurants; events such as private dinners with celebrity guests;  plus one-of-a-kind treasures, including a signed poster of basketball star Tyler Hansbrough, a basketball signed by the members of UNC’s 2009 national championship basketball team; and much more.

For more details, visit www.playmakersrep.org.

Based in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, PlayMakers is the Carolinas’ premiere resident professional theater company. The Drama League of New York has named PlayMakers one of the “best regional theater companies in America.”

PlayMakers contact: Connie Mahan, (919) 428-1744, cmahan@email.unc.edu
College of Arts & Sciences contact: Kim Spurr (919) 962-4093, spurrk@email.unc.edu