(Chapel Hill, N.C.—May 18, 2015) PlayMakers Repertory Company will hold a special event to celebrate its upcoming 40th anniversary season. The theater company will host a 2015/16 Season Preview with producing artistic director Joseph Haj on June 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Haj will reveal new information about the season, share his inspiration for the lineup of plays, and take audience questions in an onstage conversation moderated by Frank Stasio, host of WUNC-FM’s “The State of Things.” A reception with food and drink will begin the evening, with the presentation in the Paul Green Theatre at 7:30 p.m., followed by dessert in the lobby.

The theater promises a special look at what’s ahead for PlayMakers, and for Haj as he takes up his next position on the national theater scene. After nine seasons with PlayMakers, Haj will become artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in July.

The event is free, but reservations are required, as space is limited. To RSVP, call the PlayMakers Box Office at 919.962.7529.

Subscription packages for PlayMakers’ 2015/16 Season may be purchased by calling the box office. For more on the new season, visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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

PlayMakers contact: Connie Mahan, (919) 962-5359, cmahan@email.unc.edu.