|PlayMakers PRC2 series opens with ĎA Numberí|
|Tuesday, August 23, 2011|
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC 2 second-stage series will open its fifth season with playwright Caryl Churchill’s intensely charged family drama with a twist, “A Number,” Sept. 7-11.
PlayMakers’ production will feature longtime company actor Ray Dooley as the father. Dooley also is a dramatic art professor and head of the professional actor training program at UNC. New York-based actor Josh Barrett will play the sons.
The Washington Post said “A Number” is “fiendishly clever,” and The Telegraph of London called it “intellectually and morally profound.” The Internet magazine Theatreworld said it is “a play that you will want to discuss and debate long after you have left the theatre.”
Tickets for “A Number” are available as part of PlayMakers’ 2011-2012 season subscription packages, or for $10-$35 for individual PRC2 shows. They may be purchased at www.playmakersrep.org or by calling (919) 962-PLAY (7529).
“‘A Number’ works like a detective novel,” said PlayMakers associate artistic director Jeff Meanza. “Full of questions and sharp dramatic twists, the play is perfectly suited to the PRC2 format.”New York’s Drama League has named PlayMakers, based in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, one of the “best regional theatres in America.”
PlayMakers contact: Connie Mahan, (919) 962-5359,