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“Excellent Theater at a Reasonable Price”

PlayMakers Repertory Company
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: PlayMakers Repertory Company is the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Considered the leading theatre of the Carolinas, the company has been honored by the Drama League of New York as one of the best regional theatres in the country.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We have had season tickets to Playmakers fot a number of years. There are no bad seats in the theater and most productions are handled very well. We recently saw Cabaret and had seen it years ago in NYC with Joel Grey. I will not say the Playmakers production was better but I am compelled to say that the ending was more dramatic than what we had seen on Broadeay 45 years ago. We also subscribe to the Pc2 productions which are held in a smaller theater with one or two actors only. An extra feature of this productions are that the actor(s) and director stay around after to discuss the production with any interested members of the audience.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Playmakers has seen some bad seasons but is getting better with new management. It's a repertory theater, so it has a company of regular actors but brings in, on occasion, outside talent. Sometimes the regulars are too-recognizable in the roles they play, but they often work well as an ensemble. Set design is often stellar, sometimes the best thing about the performance. Their choices of production for each season usual include a chestnut or two (often one Shakespeare), a modern-theater drama, something experimental or obscure, and something just silly-comedic (which can occasionally slip over the line to slapstick). The experimental work is often the most successful, and the modern-theater pieces can be, too, although they're more risky.

Tips: Parking takes insider-knowledge of entrances to the nearest deck and nearest lot, and getting there early is a good idea. There are no restaurants anywhere nearby, so for dinner-plus-show, take the timing of re-parking into account. The lobby does offer beverages and snacks but, oddly, no cough drops.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I have been season ticket holders for over 25 years. The theater is small and intimate with the stage projecting out into the theater. This allows viewing from 3 sides. There truly is no bad seat in the house. The cast is always very professional as well as the stage settings. It has been reviewed very favorably in national newspapers. My sister-in-law in DC read about it in the Post. She pays a lot more for theater tickets in her area. The plays in repertory that have been performed over the last few years have been delightful and the theater staff always choose thought-provoking themes. Bravo to Playmakers for providing top-notch entertainment for a reasonable price.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Professional theater company on a college campus. Five performances a year plus several more in the "Lab theater". Venue is a theater in the round - all seats are good. Ample parking

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Have seen many plays over the past ten years. I love the round theatre can hear from all seats. A few yrs ago the selection of plays was too heavy on traumatic painful plays but they've nowachieved a better balance of light and dark, comedies & tragedies, classics & contemporary. The selection of pricing options is wonderful sometimes the web page order doesn't work well but I've had very good experience calling in & talking to staff

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