PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Present World Premiere of Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin

News   PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Present World Premiere of Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin The world premiere of Surviving Twin, written and performed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, will be presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company.

The concert-style theatrical piece, which kicks off the 2013-14 PRC² Series season at the theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will run Sept. 4-8.

Directed by PlayMakers producing artistic director Joseph Haj, Surviving Twin explores fatherhood through the issues of birth, self-identity, loss, mortality, fashion and pet ownership. The piece includes performances of Loudon Wainwright III's music as well as the stories written by his father.

"Surviving Twin has been conceived by Wainwright as a posthumous collaboration combining and connecting his music with the writing of his late father, esteemed Life Magazine editor and columnist Loudon Wainwright Jr.," press notes state. "Wainwright Jr.'s slice-of-life observations were published from 1964 to 1985, when that periodical was a staple on every coffee table in America."

Wainwright was born in Durham, NC, and his father attended UNC Chapel Hill. His stage credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes, and his film acting credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Knocked Up," "For Your Consideration," "The Aviator" and "Big Fish." His TV work includes "Parks and Recreation," "Grounded For Life," "Ally McBeal" and "M*A*S*H."

Post-show discussions with the creative artists will be held following each performance. Tickets may be purchased at playmakersrep.org or by calling (919) 962-PLAY (7529).

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