To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Jan 22 – Feb 15, 2015
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Emily Ranii
Shakespeare’s timeless play about two young people discovering love and daring to defy their parents’ ages old blood feud is possibly the greatest love story ever told, and a political fable for our time. Emily Ranii, who played Juliet for us at the age of 14, returns to direct this extraordinary ensemble.
Watch the Trailer
Jan 31, 2015
Lecture by Matthew Lubin & Ian Finley
Join Burning Coal for a pre-show discussion with two scholars in the field, Matthew Lubin (Duke) and Ian Finley, Burning Coal’s director of education from 2003 to 2011. Where exactly did our idea of marriage come from? And how long has it been around?
Matthew Lubin (Duke University History Department) will speak about how scholars think marriage and family feuds actually worked in late medieval Verona, the setting for Romeo and Juliet.
Ian Finley (Piedmont Laureate, 2012) will explore Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric and how it reveals the marital tensions and family dynamics of the play.
[Free with ticket to any performance of ROMEO & JULIET ($5 otherwise)]
Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Annual Fundraiser
Magnificent morsels and intimate vignettes from the world of musical theatre to benefit Burning Coal
Spring, 2015 Main Stage Shows
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
January 22 – February 15, 2015
directed by Emily Ranii
Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
April 9 – May 3, 2015
directed by Jerome Davis
Second Stage Shows (three 1-hour, 1-person shows in repertory)
Sea Wall by Simon Stephens
directed by Zia Morter
Dark Vanilla Jungle by Philip Ridley
directed by Staci Sabarsky
Rum & Vodka by Conor McPherson
directed by Ilana Rozin