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PlayMakers Rep will stage Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo, adapted by Joseph Discher and directed by Vivienne Benesch, on March 5-10 and 12-17 in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC-Chapel Hill's Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Rep Presents Two Distinct "Slices" of the Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

“Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes (Religion is the opiate of the people)” — Karl Marx (1818-83) — Cutting to the chase, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s current offering, Life of Galileo, is definitely worth seeing. PRC producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs Joseph Discher’s adaptation of Marxist East German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1943 play,… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ She Loves Me Is a Delightful Holiday Hit

Most people have seen some version of She Loves Me, the holiday show onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson. Or rather, most people have seen some version of Parfumerie, the original play on which this work and many others are based. Famed films The Shop Around the Corner and… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage She Loves Me Nov. 14-Dec. 2 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Paul Green Theatre (photo by HuthPhoto)

She Loves Me at PlayMakers Rep Is a Perfect Example of Musical Theater — Take Your Kids!

She Loves Me, now being performed by the PlayMakers Repertory Company in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Green Theatre, under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson, may be the perfect example of musical theater. It begins with a classic story of romance … actually, non-romance. In Shakespearean terms, it’s much more Much Ado About Nothing than Romeo and… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep will stage Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew Oct. 10-12, 14, 16-21, and 23-28 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Paul Green Theatre

Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew Shines Due to Strongly-Written Characters

PlayMakers Repertory Company has always been committed to presenting distinctive voices and world views on its stage. It’s fitting then that the company has chosen to stage Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew,” a play, under the direction of Valerie Curtis-Newton, that turns its sharp view onto a small group of people working in a dwindling auto… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep will stage Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew Oct. 10-12, 14, 16-21, and 23-28 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Paul Green Theatre

The Great Recession of 2008 Hits Detroit Autoworkers Hard in Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew at PlayMakers Rep Oct. 10-28

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Detroit, MI-born actress, playwright, screenwriter, and poet Dominique Morisseau’s powerful 2016 Off-Broadway play Skeleton Crew, on Oct. 10-12, 14, 16-21, and 23-28 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. Seattle, WA director and head of Performance… Read More ›