10/11/2011 6:25pm

Chapel Hill arts organizations kept afloat with donor help

In the about 20 square miles that make up Chapel Hill sit three nationally acclaimed organizations dedicated to the arts, which act as three windows to the world of performance and art. The Ackland Art Museum, Carolina Performing Arts and PlayMakers Repertory Company have each received millions less in funding from the University as the system has cut its budget.

9/25/2011 2:38pm

PlayMakers Repertory Company production of In The Next Room.

Credit: Jon Gardiner

‘The vibrator play’ leaves audience satis?ed

Heads up — this one’s a screamer. An assortment of moans, groans and yelps — male and female, electrically and manually induced — is the chorus for PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play).”

8/19/2011 12:49pm

PlayMakers stages PRC2 series

PRC2 — a series of plays produced solely for PlayMakers Repertory Company’s second stage — specializes in intimate and interactive performances woven with conversations between the audience and performers.

4/14/2011 10:41pm

Rehearsal during the first act of The Magic Flute in the Historic Playmakers Theatre.  The UNC Opera is performing the show this week/ weekend.

I would also like to apologize for not knowing their names.  But they were in the middle of singing...  I can try and call someone if that would help you?

UNC Opera presents Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’

In 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera “Die Zauberflöte” — “The Magic Flute” — premiered two months before his death. Tonight, UNC Opera will perform the opera in the recently renovated Playmakers Theatre. Saturday night’s performance will feature a different cast, which UNC Opera director Terry Rhodes said is not common practice for the ensemble.

4/10/2011 10:29pm

PlayMakers confirms extra play in 2011-12 season

PlayMakers Repertory Company will perform Edward Albee’s beloved drama, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” as the final show of the 2011 calendar year, company officials announced. The play, which follows the deteriorating marriage of a loveless couple, will star PlayMakers regulars Ray Dooley and Julie Fishell. The production will run Nov.

4/4/2011 4:01pm

	The Red Clay Ramblers will be performing in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “Big River.” The play, which opens Wednesday, is a musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Red Clay Ramblers return to stage in PlayMaker’s ‘Big River’

North Carolina folk and bluegrass favorites, The Red Clay Ramblers, are hitting the stage starting this week in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s new production of “Big River.” The musical, the company’s first in more than 10 years, adds music and song to Mark Twain’s classic novel, “The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn.”

3/17/2011 4:00pm

PlayMakers announces a new season with few surprises

The striped construction tape surrounding the stage of the Paul Green Theatre on Thursday night wasn’t just a warning about incomplete sets. It also said volumes about the upcoming PlayMakers Repertory Company theatrical season, announced for the first time Thursday.

3/3/2011 4:36pm


‘Angels in America’ to close after successful run

With four nights of performances left, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Angels in America” has tallied up big ticket sales during its run in the Paul Green Theatre. Members of the company expect that ticket sales for the once-controversial show will surpass those of last year’s surprise two-part hit, “Nicholas Nickleby.”

2/13/2011 2:44pm

There are some pieces of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the lobby of the Center for Dramatic Arts.

AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed at Paul Green Theatre

Though the AIDS Memorial Quilt is not new to the UNC campus, this year’s display — in the lobby of PlayMakers Repertory Company, which is currently presenting Tony Kushner’s epic drama “Angels in America” — is especially relevant. The quilt honors the memory of AIDS victims, and the play deals with the ravages of the disease among the American gay community in the 1980s. An actor in the production helped work on the quilt while he was in college.