PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continues its 2009-2010 mainstage season with this masterpiece by one of the American theater’s greatest playwrights, onstage Jan. 27-Feb. 14.

 

The Tony Award-winning play was Miller’s first great success. Born of war in another time, “All My Sons” is “as relevant today as it was when first produced in 1947,” said The New York Times. “A play with a social conscience and an unswerving moral commitment … Our respect increases for the continuing timeliness of this most politically responsive playwright.”

 

All performances will be in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. Show times will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and 2 p.m. Sundays. For a complete schedule, more information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org. Tickets are $10 to $40.

 

In conjunction with “All My Sons,” PlayMakers hosts “The Vision Series-Directors in Conversation,” an intimate preview of the show with director Davis McCallum, on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. McCallum also helmed PlayMakers’ hit 2007-2008 season opener “Romeo and Juliet.”

 

“The Vision Series” is free and open to the public. Theater-goers and others interested in the creative process are invited to the Paul Green Theatre to share wine, coffee and refreshments, learn about the production in process and get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and vision for the show. Reservations are encouraged, as space is limited. Call PlayMakers’ box office at 919.962.7529.

Other special events during “All My Sons” will include:

  • A discussion with McCallum and members of the cast at the Durham County Library’s main branch, 300 N. Roxboro St., Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.;
  • A presentation by the show’s creative artists and cast members at McIntyre’s Fine Books at 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.;
  • Preview performances Jan. 27-29 at 8 p.m.;
  • UNC’s General Alumni Association will host a pre-show lecture and reception with members of PlayMakers’ artistic team for “All My Sons” Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tuition is $55 or $35 for GAA members and includes a ticket to the show. Call (919) 962-0313 or visit www.alumni.unc.edu to make reservations;
  • A complimentary gala party following the the opening night performance Jan. 30 at 8 p.m.;
  • Free post-show discussions with the “All My Sons” creative team on Feb. 3 and 7;
  • Free post-show “Mindplay” discussions about characters and themes in the play, sponsored by the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society, on Feb. 13 and 14;
  • An all-access performance for attendees with special needs, with sign language interpretation and audio description on Feb. 9.
     

PlayMakers’ 2009-2010 mainstage season finale will be Oscar Wilde’s comedy classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” (March 3-21). 

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

Coverage note: Media are welcome to cover “The Vision Series” preview and talk by director Davis McCallum Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Photography, videography, lights and flashes are not restricted. For assistance, call (919) 428-1744.