discovering who you are is the greatest journey of all
A girl with a disfiguring scar sets out from her home in Spruce Pine, NC to seek healing and finds her true beauty along the way. Watch the best young talent from across the Triangle shine in this powerhouse piece of theatre showcasing musical styles from country, gospel, bluegrass and honky-tonk rock to Memphis blues. Violet is the moving story of a courageous heroine you’ll never forget.
A lively, theatrical performace of the classic fairytale!
Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm in Meeting Room B. Recommended for ages 4+
Redefining the limits of unconditional love
The funny, deeply moving story of a bewildered immigrant Muslim family coming to terms with a child who defies their expectations of what it means to have a daughter when that child transitions from one gender to another.
“effortless blend of comedy and intense intimacy”
— Brooklyn’s BEAT Festival
Directed by Chay Yew
Written and Performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Part of PlayMakers Rep’s PrC2 series
Redefining the limits of unconditional love.
The funny, deeply moving story of a bewildered immigrant Muslim family coming to terms with a child who defies their expectations of what it means to have a daughter when that child transitions from one gender to another. A unique and personal look at universal themes of family, the quest for understanding, and one woman’s commitment to unconditional love, Deen’s story brings a human face to today’s headlines.
Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience, Deen, and various scholars, community leaders, politicians and transgender artists.
“Effortless blend of comedy and intense intimacy”- Brooklyn’s BEAT Festival
For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug 24 – 28; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug 28.
THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR A FAMILY AND A CITY
1967. The world is shifting for two siblings running an after-hours joint to make ends meet. Tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened by an outsider and the streets erupt in violence in this riveting new play set to a driving Motown beat.
FEAR STOKES DANGEROUS FIRES
Miller’s landmark play gripped our audience 40 years ago, but couldn’t be more timely today. PlayMakers crowns its 40th Anniversary with a fresh look at this masterful drama exploring the slippery slope of mass hysteria.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO YOUR HIGH SCHOOL ‘QUEEN’?
Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘97. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of The Office!
THE TRUTH IS RARELY PURE AND NEVER SIMPLE
This work in development explores Wilde’s infamous account of lost love and betrayal, so beautifully expressed in his “letter from Reading Gaol,” and takes us into his journey of transformation from the depths of despair to transcendent heights of forgiveness and understanding.
By Oscar Wilde
Adapted for the stage by Brian Mertes
MENDING A LIFE UNRAVELING AT THE SEAMS
Esther sews elegant intimates for high society and fallen women alike, fashioning an independent path in her search for love and respect. A compelling look at the joys and sorrows of an African- American seamstress told against the rich tapestry of 1905 New York.
“quietly subversive … a defining piece of American drama”
– The Observer
By Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage
THE PERFECTLY-MADE COMEDY OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY
A shipwreck – lost twins – gender-bending disguise – romantic intrigue. The Bard’s riotous romp affirms the power of love to transform loss into hope, with every word, wink and wooing a sheer delight.
“a celestial comedy”
– The New York Times
By William Shakespeare
THE MOST ‘LUVERLY’ MUSICAL OF THEM ALL
Be transported by glorious music and cheer Eliza on as she grabs her chance for reinvention, breaking barriers and changing the lives of Henry Higgins and everyone she meets along the way.
A NEIGHBORHOOD FINDS RENEWAL, HEALING AND HOPE.
A Harlem community takes stock when a Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop curiously doesn’t open one morning. An array of customers including indomitable 11-year-old Clarissa and “gangsta granny” Bessie come to realize what the shop owner has meant to their lives.
“The most uplifting and inspiring theater you’ll see this year”
By Daniel Beaty