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.

2021-2022 Season Schedule

Next to Normal
Nov. 10-13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
Belk Centrum

  • Music by Tom Kitt
  • Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
  • Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
  • “Pay What You Can” performances

Comedy Shorts
Feb. 23-26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 27, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

The Little Read: The Old Truck
Apr. 6-9, 2022. Community Performance on Apr. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Apr. 9 at 3 p.m.
P.E. Monroe Auditorium

  • By Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
  • Adapted for the stage by Jonathan Ray
  • In collaboration with The Little Read

Past Performances

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare

Big Work
by Melissa Bergstrom & Kate Marple

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde

The Little Read: Clementine
by Sarah Pennypacker


  • Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
  • Music by John Kander
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
  • Chicago is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.