The Container by Clare Bayley


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Oct 10 – Oct 27, 2019

Written by Clare Bayley

Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

Coproduced by The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh

Performances will be Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 and 9:00 pm and Sundays at 2 and 4 pm


The Container ImageTHE CONTAINER
by Clare Bayley
Five people from war torn countries find themselves thrown together, escaping in a shipping container….”.  They have fought overwhelming odds to get this far.  But where are they, except somewhere that they don’t know anything about, in the dark, surrounded by strangers, in a shipping container.  Is freedom minutes away?  Or something much worse?  

You, the audience, will join them for their journey, inside the Container.

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Oakwood: 150 Years Young


Oct 4 – Oct 6, 2019

6:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$20  adults
$10  students

Oakwood Cemetery

Written by Ian Finley and others

Directed by George Jack

Coproduced by Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Flyer Fall 2019Burning Coal Celebrates 150 Years of the Oakwood Cemetery

Past favorite Oakwood plays re-mounted for monumental anniversary celebration!

RALEIGH, NC – Oakwood Cemetery turns 150 years old this Fall and Burning Coal Theatre will celebrate with a compilation of favorite short plays from the past decade written for the Oakwood Series.  Playwright Ian Finley (past North Carolina Piedmont Laureate) will be featured among this year’s writers.   Each year, Burning Coal and Oakwood Cemetery team up to produce a series of plays about the inhabitants of Oakwood on the historic site.  Burning Coal is Oakwood Cemetery’s oldest community partner having collaborated on Oakwood Series for the past 15 years.  This anniversary year, we reflect on the cemetery’s past and the history of the Oakwood Series by reimagining favorite stories and play adaptations. Read More »

London Tour 2020


We at Burning Coal Theatre Company are excited to announce that our 2020 London Theatre Tour is ON! 

The tour will take place from April 12th – April 19th, 2020 and will include:

- Air Fare to and from London and RDU
- A chartered bus to and from the hotel and airport
- A weekly tube pass
- A room (double occupancy) in a beautiful hotel 2 blocks from a centrally located tube stop for 6 nights, including free Wi-Fi and breakfast (with group discussion each morning)
- Tickets to 6 plays at theatres such as
   The National Theatre
   The Royal Court Theatre
   The Almeida Theatre
   The Donmar Warehouse
   The Hampstead Theatre
   The Barbican Center
   and the West End Read More »

Suzuki Acting Method: The Power of Stillness


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Sep 9 – Oct 14, 2019

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

7 to 10 pm

Suzuki imageGet ready to sweat during Burning Coal’s fall class in Suzuki Acting Technique!  Led by BCT’s Education Director, this 6-week class in Suzuki Acting Method trains actors to work from their core and builds discipline, strength, and focus. This physically rigorous practice draws on martial arts influences and those of Japanese Noh, Kabuki, and the ancient Greek chorus. Developed by Tadashi Suzuki, this method is taught all over the world, and is practiced at the SITI company alongside Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints.  Dive into this extreme, physical acting method that grounds the actor’s body and voice.  Ideal for actors looking to develop a strong stage presence, and sports-minded artists who enjoy physical challenge.

Fee:  $145.  Enroll at 919.834.4001 or coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

2019-2020 Season!


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THE CONTAINER
 by Clare Bayley
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo
In a collaboration with Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum, Gab Smith, Executive Director
October 10 – 27, 2019
at CAM/Raleigh – 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 6:30 and 8 pm
Sundays at 2 and 4 pm
Note:  This production will take place in a shipping container on the grounds of CAM/Raleigh

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe
Directed by Jerome Davis
December 5 – 22, 2019
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson
Directed by John Gulley
The Pulitzer Prize winning comedy/drama from 1980 about two of society’s outcasts who come together in a gazebo in rural Missouri in 1944
January 23 – February 9, 2020
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rebecca Holderness
The true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 1900s pioneer in astronomy at a time when a woman wasn’t even allowed to touch a telescope 
April 9 – 26, 2020
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Your MAINSTAGE SUBSCRIPTION still only costs $80 apiece (a savings of 20% off full priced tickets).  And, for $30 more, you can purchase a BREAKFAST CLUB SUBSCRIPTION, which includes all 4 of our mainstage shows, tickets to all 3 of our summer 2020 Second Stage shows (TBA) and breakfast with the Artistic Director (catered by the Flying Biscuit!) in October, 2019.  To Subscribe, CLICK HERE or call us at 919.834.4001.

To purchase tickets for individual productions, please click on the individual links above or call 919.834.4001.

Virtual Tour


Click here to take a VIRTUAL TOUR of Burning Coal Theatre!

After viewing, if you are interested in renting our space, give us a ring at 919.834.4001 or email us at coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

Accessibility


We are committed to making our Theatre as accessible as possible for everyone.

To request specific accommodations or let us know how we can improve your experience call: (919) 834-4001 or email: coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

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The Waning Hours by Carol Torian


Sep 8, 2019

2 pm on Sunday

Murphey School Auditorium

Written by Carol Torian

Directed by Terra Hodge

Coproduced by Sips & Scripts

Free with suggested $5 donation at the door

The Waning Hours imageBurning Coal Theatre’s New Works series (The Coal Mines) joins forces with Sips & Scripts to jointly present a staged reading of “The Waning Hours”, written By Triangle based playwright, Carol Torian and directed by Terra Hodge (“Caroline, Or Change”).  This new play features an all-African American cast and tells the story of Lorna Bray Tucker, a former singer and amateur photographer who is losing her grip on reality as her Alzheimer’s disease worsens.