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PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces 2009/2010 Season

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0910 PRC2:

Our exhilarating PRC2 Series has become our hottest ticket. We invite you to join in these topical productions, coupled with the engaging post-show discussions that have become the hallmark of PRC2.  This year we move the conversation forward with…

Marchers, The Last Cargo Cult

THE LAST CARGO CULT

a new monologue
created and performed by Mike Daisey

Sept 16-20, 2009

Mike Daisey, photo by Ursa Wa

Daisey brings us the true story of his journey to a remote South Pacific island whose inhabitants worship America as a source of power and plenty. He interweaves their poignant tale with a penetrating examination of today’s global financial crisis. Part adventure story, part memoir, and an unforgettable exploration of how money makes the world go round.

“The master storyteller…one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” — The New York Times

OPUS

by Michael Hollinger
Sep 23–Oct 11, 2009

Talent and temperament collide in a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the personal discord and professional harmony of the world’s finest (fictional) string quartet. Things threaten to unravel when the most talented member goes missing and a young woman is hired to take his place. Wondrous music enriches the drama, as in our hit 2008 production of Amadeus.

“Sex, drugs and chamber music!”   – The New York Times

THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

Parts I & II
by David Edgar
from the novel by Charles Dickens

A play two parts performed in rotating rep
Nov 11-Dec 20, 2009

Dickens’ masterpiece is brought to life with all the colorful characters, fantastic twists of fate, sly humor and the rich, interwoven tapestry of his immortal tale. We’re pulling out all the stops with 25 actors playing over 150 characters. Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj and Associate Artist Tom Quaintance (The Little Prince) collaborate to bring you the biggest production in PlayMakers’ history.

“the theatrical experience of a lifetime”   – American Theatre Magazine

THE BIG BANG

by UNIVERSES

UNIVERSES, photo by Taylor Harlan

UNIVERSES, photo by Taylor Harlan

Jan 13-17, 2010

A magnificent mix of music, drama, poetry and rhythmic movement charting the creative history of this critically acclaimed ensemble. Innovative, exuberant takes on the American landscape from their hit plays Slanguage, Blue Suite, The Last Word, and the group’s latest, Ameriville, fresh from its debut at The Humana Festival of New American Plays.

“Their energy and realness is unmatchable.” – The Village Voice

ALL MY SONS

by Arthur Miller
Jan 27–Feb 14, 2010

A business decision rocks a World War II era family, as this searing American masterpiece asks the questions – what are we responsible for, and who are we responsible to, in a time of war?  This Pulitzer Prize-winning play speaks to us as clearly today as it did when it premiered in 1947. We’re proud to be among the first theatres given the rights to present this masterwork since Miller’s death four years ago.

“a play with a social conscience and an unswerving moral commitment”  – The New York Times

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

by Oscar Wilde
Mar 3-21, 2010

Absolutely one of the funniest comedies in the English language. Wicked wit and dead-on social satire wrapped in a Victorian confection of dual identities, matters matrimonial and the provenance of a particularly pertinent handbag. Between the laughs, Wilde’s dazzling wordplay delivers a subversive look at society’s hypocrisy. Pure enjoyment!

‘A trivial comedy for serious people.” – Oscar Wilde

I HAVE BEFORE ME A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT GIVEN TO ME BY A YOUNG LADY FROM RWANDA

by Sonja Linden
March 24-28, 2010

The eloquent story of a Rwandan refugee as she attempts to write a book recollecting her country’s genocide.  When she seeks guidance from a burnt out novelist, their relationship becomes a hopeful exploration of bridging cultural gaps. Inspired by actual experiences of young refugees living in the UK.

“Buy, beg or steal a ticket to this play!” – The Times, London

Tickets: http://www.playmakersrep.org/tickets/

PlayMakers Repertory Company
Center for Dramatic Art
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3235 | 919.962.PLAY

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