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PlayMakers Rep Makes a Splash with “The Tempest”

To misquote the hit ABC comedy, “Modern Family,” “Excuse me, [Julie Fishell ] could play Batman and be the right choice.” A great strength in the current PlayMakers Repertory Company production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest lies in the gender-blind casting of the sorcerer Prospero. With a mop of brilliant white hair and goatee, a… Read More ›

“Urinetown: The Musical” Is a Summer Youth Success

PlayMakers Repertory Company is most commonly known for producing high-quality professional theater in Chapel Hill. But for the past five years, PlayMakers has been conducting a Summer Youth Conservatory program for high-school aged students.

“Urinetown: The Musical” Is a Scathing Satire of Broadway Message Musicals on the Evils of Capitalism

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory will perform a student production of “Urinetown: The Musical,” a scathing satire of Broadway message musicals on the evils of Capitalism, on July 19-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. A splendid musical satire with a terrible title, “Urinetown” features lively music by Mark Hollmann, biting lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and an acerbic book by Kotis.

Ray Dooley and Julie Fishell star in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers’ Stellar Cast Juggles Truth and Illusion in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

The stellar four-person cast of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence explores the essential Truths and Illusions of life in Academia, at a backwater New England college, while two professors and their wives who get together for a nightcap after a faculty party hurl verbal hand grenades at each other.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" runs Nov. 30-Dec. 18 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

PlayMakers Mainstays Ray Dooley and Julie Fishell Will Star in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstays Ray Dooley and Julie Fishell will exchange verbal brickbats as George and Martha in PRC’s provocative production of prize-winning New York playwright Edward Albee’s epic R-rated 1962 Battle of the Sexes, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” on Nov. 30-Dec. 18 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill.