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Bright Star
MUSIC, BOOK & STORY BY STEVE MARTIN MUSIC, LYRICS & STORY BY EDIE BRICKELL
DIRECTED BY TRACY BERSLEY

AN UPLIFTING THEATRICAL JOURNEY WITH OUR SUMMER YOUTH CONSERVATORY

Featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway's Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Inspired by a real event, set in many familiar locations in North Carolina, and propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerfully moving performances. It's a theatrical experience as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Bright Star is the culmination of PlayMakers' Summer Youth Conservatory, a six-week practicum for high school students—both on stage and behind the scenes—combining top-notch teaching with unparalleled practical experience. Students work with professional directors, choreographers, musical directors, and theatre technicians to mount a professional quality production for all to enjoy.


Nina Simone
BY HOWARD CRAFT
DIRECTED BY KATHRYN HUNTER-WILLIAMS

HER STORY, HER WAY

The music, loves, and losses of the legendary North Carolina singer.


Native Son
BY NAMBI E. KELLEY
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY RICHARD WRIGHT
DIRECTED BY COLETTE ROBERT

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

In this heart-stopping and theatrical new adaptation, Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in 1930s Chicago, a world where systemic oppression and poverty have made fear and violence the everyday currency of life.


Dairyland
BY HEIDI ARMBRUSTER
DIRECTED BY VIVIENNE BENESCH

SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DO PUT YOUR FOOT IN IT

Raw from an office romance and stinging from a journalistic rivalry, Allie never expected to find herself on the wrong side of an epic "farm-to-table" food fight. But it's a cow named Patches who somehow manages to show her the true meaning of home. A comedy sure to put a smile on your face!


Ragtime
BOOK BY TERRENCE MCNALLY
LYRICS BY LYNN AHRENS
MUSIC BY STEPHEN FLAHERTY
DIRECTED BY ZI ALIKHAN

AN ERA EXPLORDING, A CENTURY SPINNING

Nominated for 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this triumphant masterpiece bursts with show-stopping splendor, as three intersecting stories capture the rich complexity of the American experiment. Cultures clash, people change, and hope shines in the darkness.


The Amish Project
BY JESSICA DICKEY
DIRECTED BY SARAH WANSLEY

THE TRIUMPH OF FORGIVENESS AND COMPASSION

An exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community


Everybody
BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS
DIRECTED BY ORLANDO PABOTOY

AS UNPREDICTABLE AS LIFE ITSELF

Get on board for an audacious and unexpected journey through life's greatest mystery and beyond. These 90 minutes of theatrical whimsy completely revitalize the classic medieval morality play, as five brave actors draw their roles by lottery each night. It's anyones guess who will get the chance to cheat Death!


Julius Caesar
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY ANDREW BORBA

THE BARD IS BACK

When Julius Caesar's heroic magnetism theatens to undo four centuries of republican rule in Rome, a small band of patriots conspire to put things right. But they just might unleash more chaos than they bargained for.


Native Gardens
BY KAREN ZACARIAS
DIRECTED BY PATRICK TORRES

A COMEDY THAT IS ANYTHING BUT NEIGHBORLY

Good fences don't always make good neighbors, but they do make for great comedy! When a friendly disagreement about the lay of the land turns into a backyard brawl, cultures collide and mudslinging ensures...literally.


Edges of Time
BY JACQUELINE E. LAWTON
DIRECTED BY KAJA DUNN

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE MARVELOUS MARVEL COOK

A one-woman show about the early life and career of the journalist, activist, and all-around unconventional woman, starring Kathryn Hunter-Williams.