Photo Flash: First Look at Playmakers Rep's A TRAIN

By: Apr. 26, 2018

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly closes its 2017/18 season with Anne Torsiglieri's "'A' Train," also the final production of its PRC2second-stage series. Part irreverent musical, part oral history project, entirely a magical journey into the heartbeat of a different way of being. Torsiglieri plays multiple roles in this adventurous exploration of what it is to be human.

"'A' Train," chronicles Torsiglieri's own wild ride on the autism train after she discovers that one of her twin sons is autistic. A lively post-show discussion, with cast, crew, and subject-matter experts, will follow each 90-minute performance.

Named the Best Production of New York City's Eighth Annual United Solo Theatre Festival in November 2017, "A" Train was also the top-selling show of the festival. Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director emerita Libby Appel said, "Annie's show is so personal, funny, and touching. It is so theatrical and so true. It is a world all in one show. What joy!"

"'A' Train is a wonderfully engaging true family story, laugh out loud funny and tenderly heartbreaking at the same time," said Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles artistic director Michael Ritchie. "Anne Torsiglieri opens her home, and her heart, to all of us in an incredibly charming and moving piece."

"'A' Train" features writer and performer Anne Torsiglieri (Broadway's "Top Girls" and "Parade"). The creative team includes: Risa Brainin (Director), Michael Klaers (Lighting Designer), and Keri Bowers (Dramaturg), as well as artwork from a variety of people on the autism spectrum.

"'A' Train" features heavy language use and is recommended for audiences 15 and older

For information and to purchase tickets, call 919.962.7529 or visit Individual ticket prices for "'A' Train" start at $15.

PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina's premier resident theater company for more than 40 years. PlayMakers has been named one of the "best regional theatres in America".

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