Dickens, Miller, Hollinger, Daisey, Wilde Announced for PlayMakers Season in NC

News   Dickens, Miller, Hollinger, Daisey, Wilde Announced for PlayMakers Season in NC
A two-part repertory production of Charles Dickens' epic The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, by David Edgar, is the centerpiece of PlayMakers Repertory Company's 34th season in Chapel Hill, NC, producing artistic director Joseph Haj announced.

Parts I and II of Nicholas Nickleby, featuring 24 actors, will be performed in rotating repertory Nov. 11-Dec. 20. Haj co-directs.

Also expected during PlayMakers' 2009-10 mainstage season are Arthur Miller's wartime drama All My Sons (starting Jan. 27, 2010); the comedy classic The Importance of Being Earnest (beginning March 3, 2010) by Oscar Wilde, and the regional premiere of Opus (starting Sept. 23), the tale of a dysfunctional classical quartet, by Michael Hollinger.

PlayMakers, the professional theatre company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also will present "three topical, thought-provoking shows in its second-stage season, the PRC2 series." They are Mike Daisey's new monologue The Last Cargo Cult, plus I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda by Sonja Linden, and a third play to be announced.

Each PRC 2 performance includes engaging "post-show community dialogue."

All performances will be presented at UNC's Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. Mainstage productions will be in the Paul Green Theatre; PRC2 shows, in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre. For more information call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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