The Diary of Anne Frank


"In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart."

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Apr 3 – Apr 27, 2014

Written by Goodrich & Hackett

Directed by Abdelfattah Abusrour

Anyone who has ever read The Diary of Anne Frank remembers that heartstopping moment when you turned the last page … and realized there was nothing else there.  Shortly after its publication, a stage adaptation was created by Albert Hackett and Frances and Frances Goodrich.  That play has been performed countless times around the world.  One of the most monumental works of art ever created comes alive in a breathtaking new staging.


Only the final week (April 25 – 27) will be wheelchair accessible (Please see Wheel Chair/Mobility Accessibility Notice below).  Performances that week only are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.  Tickets are $25 or $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students and teachers.  All Thursday evening performance tickets are $15.  There will be no performance on Thursday, April 24th but the Saturday, April 26th matinee at 2 pm will be the $15 performance that week.  For information and tickets: 919.834.4001

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Watch the Anne Frank Trailer



Jun 14, 2014

Burning Coal’s favorite British Folk Rock Singer, Callaghan, returns for a third year to kick off our 2014 MusiCoal Summer Concert Series.  Join us for this very special night.  You won’t be sorry you did.  Callaghan has an extraordinary singing voice, a style all her own, and she can really rock out on the guitar and piano!  Wonder why we keep bringing her back?  Wonder no more.  Tickets $10.  You’ll want to stay around after, meet Callaghan, and buy lots of CDs and merchandise from this rising star from across the Pond. Read More »

THE IDEAL SPEAKER: Actor’s Tools for All Professions

Apr 14 – May 5, 2014

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Monday

$120  Due on or before the first class

Taught by Director of Education Jonathan Fitts

Learn to utilize an actor’s tools of confidence, articulation, and improvisation in your professional life!  Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Director of Education, Jonathan Fitts (MFA/NYU, 2013), will teach a four-week class on the art of public speaking. Learn how to command an audience and make a splash at your next board meeting or presentation!

Jon holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and an undergraduate degree in theatre from Appalachian State University.  He is a published playwright, an accomplished musician and composer, and has acted extensively at Burning Coal (HAIR, Einstein’s Dreams) and elsewhere.


Auditions Held
10 am – 6 pm on May 10, 2014

Please Bring
3 Copies, Picture & Resume (if you have one)
1 minute, Classical Monologue (Shakespeare or other)
1 minute, Contemporary Monologue

Burning Coal firmly believes in the principle of racial, age and gender non-specific casting and actively seeks minority actors, directors, designers, and technicians for participation in ALL its events!  

Auditions for the 2014/15 Season at Burning Coal for both Equity and non-Equity actors of all ages, genders, races and experience levels will be held on Saturday, May 10th.  Timeslots available from 10 a.m. to 5:30 pm.  In order to book an appointment, please email with a time of day when you would like to audition and we will respond back with the nearest available timeslot.

The season will be announced shortly, but includes roles for EVERYONE.  Auditions will be for both mainstage and second stage seasons, plus smaller projects.  Many directors will be in attendance, so come and be seen!

Santa Fe Opera Tour 2014

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Aug 5 – Aug 10, 2014

$2650  Double Occupancy
$3000  Single Occupancy

Deposit of $700
Due on June 16, 2014

Remainder of remainder
Due on July 15, 2014

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, and the NC Opera’s General Director, Eric Mitchko, will lead a remarkable 6 day/5 night visit to one of the American cultural gems, the world renowned Santa Fe Opera.  For details or to sign up, call Burning Coal at 919.834.4001 or call Coal’s own Hellena Schiavo at 703.508.0091.

Included in the tour:

Four Operas – Fidelio, Carmen, Impresario/Le Rossignol and Don Pasquale
Luxury Hotel
Roundtrip Air
Also, backstage Opera Tour, breakfast daily, wine & cheese reception, docent guided tour of Georgia O’Keeffe museum, guided Tram Tour, and more!