Shaw, Shakespeare, Orlandersmith, MacDonald and Frayn Find a Home at NC's PlayMakers Rep in 2004-05

News   Shaw, Shakespeare, Orlandersmith, MacDonald and Frayn Find a Home at NC's PlayMakers Rep in 2004-05 The 2004-05 season of PlayMakers Repertory Company will include Copenhagen, Yellowman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Not About Heroes and Shakespeare's Richard II, the troupe in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, announced.

The 29th season opens in fall 2004 with Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Richard II, directed by PlayMakers artistic director David Hammond Oct. 14-Nov. 7, followed by Stephen MacDonald's Not About Heroes, the World War I drama about English poets Siegfried Sasson and Wilfred Owen. Joseph Haj directs Not About Heroes Nov. 24-Dec. 19.

Drew Barr directs Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winner, Copenhagen, about the 1941 meeting between the two giants of atomic physics and the effect their conversation may have had in determining the outcome of World War II. It plays Jan. 19-Feb. 13, 2005.

Dael Orlandersmith's regional hit, Yellowman, a blistering account of internalized racism (and a Pulitzer Prize finalist), plays Feb. 23-March 20, 2005, directed by Trezana Beverley (the Tony Award-winning actress of For Colored Girls... in 1977).

Bernard Shaw's political comedy, Caesar and Cleopatra, is revived by director Hammond April 6-May 1, 2005.

For season ticket information to "North Carolina's premiere non-profit professional theatre," call (919) 962 PLAY or visit www.playmakersrep.org.