ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG


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Jan 24 – Feb 10, 2019

Written by Hannah Benitez

Directed by Jerome Davis

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In the late 60s/early 1970s, a meteor shot across the sportsworld, a young African American man named Arthur Ashe.  He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a ‘major’.  In 1970, the won the Australian Open and in 1975, wearing the ‘whites’ of the All-England Club, he defeated the brash Jimmy Connors to claim the Wimbledon crown.  But it was a little known competition that he entered in 1973, one that took him into the heart of Apartheid South Africa, that saw Ashe fight, and win, his greatest battle.  And it wasn’t on a tennis court.

Burning Coal has commissioned the rising young playwright Hannah Benitez to tell this little known story for the first time.

This production is suitable for ages 14 and up.

 

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2018-2019 Season


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Join us for

The Difference Makers

Burning Coal’s 22nd Season
in Raleigh, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Whether it is global leaders or a lonely old mechanic in a pub, whether it is a world class tennis star or a mother fighting to imbue her daughter with a sense of self-worth, they are the difference makers … and these are their stories.

STUFF HAPPENS
by David Hare
Directed by Lillian White
October 11 – 28, 2018

THE WEIR by Conor McPherson
Directed by Jerome Davis
November 29- December 16, 2018

ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG
by Hannah Benitez (World Premiere)
Directed by Jerome Davis
January 24– February 10, 2019

THE GREAT CELESTIAL COW
by Sue Townsend
Directed by Sonia Desai
April 11– 28, 2019

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Burning Coal Gala 2019: One Brief Shining Moment


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ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT
The Burning Coal Gala 2019

SAVE THE DATE! – March 16, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm
$75
Cocktail Attire

HONORARY CHAIRS
Greg Paul & Mary Hart Paul

GALA CO-CHAIRS
Slee Arnold & Ken Spring
Georgia & Alec Donaldson

HOST COMMITTEE
Anne & Matt Bullard
Mike Davis & Alice Garland
Gene & Benji Jones
Ken & Mary Lyn Kargman
Liz King & Blaine Gerber
Meredith Nelson & Keith Donohue
Francine & Ralph Roberson
Robert & Connie Shertz
John Sarratt & Cindy Wittmer

Tickets go on sale in early 2019.  Information:  919.834.4001.