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PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (center) stars as Deputy Governor and Salem Witch Trials chief judge Thomas Danforth (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Puts the Spark Back into Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

crucible. A ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. PlayMakers Repertory Company celebrates the 40th anniversary of its professional residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a production of The Crucible — last produced by the UNC’s professional-theater-in-residence in… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (center) stars as Deputy Governor and Salem Witch Trials chief judge Thomas Danforth (photo by Jon Gardiner)

The Crucible at PlayMakers Rep Is Arthur Miller’s Cautionary Tale About the Salem Witch Trials’ Rush to Judgment

For the second production of its 2016-17 mainstage season, PlayMakers Repertory Company is staging a modern-dress theater-in-the-round production of The Crucible a timely topical drama by American dramatist, screenwriter, and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005), on Oct. 19-23, and 25-30 and Nov. 1-4 and 6 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep’s Stellar Cast and Crew Make We Are Proud to Present … a Must-See Drama

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s provocative 2012 play, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, from the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, is about perspective. As we go about our daily lives, we sometimes forget about our perspective, and how… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, from the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 on Feb. 24-28 and March 1-6 and 8-13

In We Are Proud to Present …, a Play About African Genocide Forces the Actors to Confront Racism

When a group of actors assemble to perform a play about a long-ago incident of genocide in Namibia, they are forced to confront contemporary racism in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s upcoming production of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, from the German Südwestafrika, Between… Read More ›

Amy Herzog’s 2012 OBIE Winner Shows Us That a Journey of “4000 Miles” Begins with a Single Step

Last Saturday’s opening-night performance of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog began with Joseph Haj’s address to the audience. His voice choking with emotion, he told us that this would be his “last opening night” as producing artistic director of PlayMakers Rep. It was fitting that he spoke of the PRC… Read More ›