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… Continue reading PlayMakers’ Ragtime Is Immersive and Impacting
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… Continue reading PRC’s Rendition of Ragtime, As Reimagined by Director Zi Alikhan, Is Gutsy and Fresh
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… Continue reading PlayMakers’ She Loves Me Is a Delightful Holiday Hit
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… Continue reading She Loves Me at PlayMakers Rep Is a Perfect Example of Musical Theater — Take Your Kids!
A sculptor, on tiptoes, reaches up to kiss the ivory girl that he has carved. His lips barely graze hers before he draws back, a sudden realization crossing his face. The lips of the statue are warm. His name is Pygmalion; and his creation, Galatea, has come to life. More than 1,900 years after Ovid’s… Continue reading PlayMakers Rep Solves the Misogyny Problem of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady