The beginnings of PlayMakers Repertory Company date to 1918, with the establishment of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus theater group Carolina Playmakers, and the naming in 1923 of Smith Hall as Playmakers Theatre, the country’s first state-supported theater dedicated to the development of American drama. PlayMakers Repertory Company was founded in 1975 as UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art’s professional theater, producing a broad variety of material, both classic and contemporary, and engaging guest directors, designers, and actors to lead the exploration of each piece. Students in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art work with the Company’s professionals in all areas: acting, directing, design, technical production, costuming, stage management and theatre management.
PlayMakers’ fall season includes The Imaginary Invalid through Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For details on this and other productions, visit www.playmakersrep.org.
The Performing Arts in North Carolina website is your guide to music, dance and theater artists and organizations across our state. Learn more by visiting www.ncartstrails.org/performingarts.