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“Great repertory company for North Carolina”

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 / lift
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I have had season tickets to Playmakers for over 10 years. Most of the plays have been at least very good but when they fail they fail big time. The sound system is very good with assisted hearing devices available for individuals who have a hard time hearing. The seats are comfortable for 90 minutes or so. If the plays go longer beware of your back when you stand up. Certainly worth a look to see what's playing when you are in town. During the Christmas season they have special children's shows that can be quite entertaining for all ages.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

As a subscriber, I enjoy the ambiance of this theater. There isn't a bad seat in the whole place. One can see and hear quite well from just about anywhere. I look forward to attending whatever the company chooses to produce here. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Martha H
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

As a subscriber, I visit through the season. Productions are beautifully done, with great direction, sometimes outstanding acting. Naturally, some shows are more to one's liking than others, but performances are usually incredibly professional - acting, sets, and costumes.

Thank Martha H
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

PlayMakers selects plays that are not your typical "safe" entertainment. During our first year here we subscribed to a full season of PlayMakers. We thoroughly enjoyed some, were shocked by some, and even wished we were at home with others. This is not a knock on them but will hopefully give the reviewer an understanding of the broad reach of what is presented during a season. If you want safe, known, typical productions, attend DPAC presentations. If you want surprise, sometimes shock, humorous, and thought provoking presentations, attend PlayMakers.

Thank Scotch27
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The historic Playmakers theater was the venue for the Southern Culture on the Skids concert after the UNC Libraries' opening of the exhibit, Lard Have Mercy, which focused on the 30-years-together band, within their Southern History Collection. We have normally seen SCOTS at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro or in Raleigh at a club that is now closed. The acoustics weren't great, but the venue quite interesting as I learned from the person sitting next to me that this was where Andy Griffith got his start. It has no AC (not a problem in mid-March), limited heat (radiators), and in the summertime the large barn-door type windows can be open-air. I look forward to an opportunity to visit Playmakers again soon and look into offerings at the Paul Green Theater - both close to home and with such history!

Thank Susan K
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