play·​go·​er | \ ˈplā-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce playgoer (audio) \

Definition of playgoer

: a person who frequently attends plays

Examples of playgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The least white playgoers — who remain an overwhelming majority on most nights in the nation’s mainstream theaters — can do is come and hear them out, these dramatists seem to be saying. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Don’t believe it if they claim ‘What to Send Up When it Goes Down’ isn’t for you. It is.," 13 Oct. 2019 Each new revelation contains a throat-catching element that allows playgoers to view these characters in a different light. Daily Pilot, "On Theater: Bizarre brilliance in Chance’s ‘Vandal’," 14 Oct. 2019 His vacuous wife is well played by Teresa Ganzel, whom playgoers may remember from TV’s old days as Johnny Carson's sidekick. Tom Titus,, "On Theater: ‘Harvey’ hardly looks his age in Laguna," 6 June 2019 Some playgoers may wish that Ludwig had applied the same attention to detail to the political implications of Robin Hood lore., "Irreverent spirit lifts Clackamas Rep’s ‘Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood’," 1 July 2019 Challenge me’ Audience surveys and Tessitura tell the management that these sophisticated suburban playgoers want challenge as well as comfort. John Timpane,, "Surprise: There's good theater in the Philly suburbs," 13 Apr. 2018 The total running time of the two productions is about two and a half hours; playgoers who want to get the full impact can see both shows in succession on Saturdays. James Hebert,, "Ion Theatre doubles down with two 'Double Dare' solo shows," 3 Oct. 2017 Seasoned playgoers will easily recognize elements of both artists in the Newport concoction directed by Brian Page. Tom Titus, Daily Pilot, "On Theater: 'Death by Design' delightfully echoes Christie and Coward in Newport Beach," 28 Sep. 2017 These days, of course, music lovers (not to mention playgoers, bar-hoppers and residents) have plenty of dinner options in walking distance. Polly Campbell,, "Review: Anchor OTR still excellent at the casual seafood, lacking in higher execution," 20 Sep. 2017

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1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Playgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of playgoer

: a person who often goes to plays or who is at a particular play

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