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PRC2 Delivers Again with The Amish Project

“This just in: Gunman enters Amish school and opens fire.” “There’s a fresh hell waiting for you and your sicko husband.” Imagine this: you attend a play that centers on a community’s reactions to a mass shooting at a school, and you leave the theater feeling strangely uplifted! PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Jan. 8-12 production of… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Ragtime Is Immersive and Impacting

Ragtime, based on the E.L. Doctorow novel and written by Terrence McNally, is a popular show. However, even viewers familiar with this classic have never seen it quite the way it’s brought to life on the PlayMakers‘ stage as reimagined by inventive director Zi Alikhan. Featuring a unique 360° viewing experience courtesy of scenic designer… Read More ›

PRC’s Rendition of Ragtime, As Reimagined by Director Zi Alikhan, Is Gutsy and Fresh

Your sword can be a sermon, or the power of the pen. Teach every child to raise his voice, and then, my brothers, then Will justice be demanded by ten million righteous men. Make them hear you. Lyricist Lynn Ayrens from the song, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime The more things change, the more… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep Milks Some Hearty Chuckles, and Maybe a Tear or Two, from Dairyland

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s world premiere of Dairyland, a comedy written by Heidi Armbruster and directed by PlayMakers‘ producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch, is all about Allie, a NYC food critic who is searching to find authenticity in a world of online dating, journalistic infighting, and over-hyped media. As she struggles to cope, her journey takes… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Dairyland Proves Complex, But Intriguing

PlayMakers‘ world premiere of Dairyland, a new play by Heidi Armbruster, opens on young-ish Allie (Claire Karpen) on a tense first date. Described by said date as “scrappy” and definitely qualifying as spunky, Karpen’s characterization of Allie makes her instantly likeable, which is helpful for the many character flaws that will be presented later in… Read More ›