The Playmakers stimulate interest in the dramatic arts and provide a theatre experience for the community. They are also considered the official producing body for the Lenoir-Rhyne theatre program.

2022-2023 Season Schedule

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Nov. 3-5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Belk Centrum

  • Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman; Additional Material by Jay Reiss; Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
  • Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Student Showcase
Nov. 29-30, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 27, 2023, at 2:30 p.m.
Belk Centrum

Ada and the Engine
Feb. 23-25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.
Belk Centrum

  • By Lauren Gunderson
  • Produced in arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC serving the Dramatist’s Play Service collection.

The Little Read: The Old Truck
Preview performance on April 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Community performance on April 22, 2023, time TBD.
P.E. Monroe Auditorium

  • By Naomi Shihab Nye; Adapted for the stage by Jonathan Ray
  • In collaboration with The Visiting Writers Series: The Little Read

Past Performances

Next to Normal
Comedy Shorts
The Little Read: The Old Truck

The Tempest
Big Work
The Little Read: A Map of the World

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Little Read: Clementine

The Comedy of Errors
Student Showcase
26 Pebbles
The Little Read: The Turtle of Oman

Our Town
The Little Read: Serafina and the Black Cloak