Romeo & Juliet


My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

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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.

Marriage in the Age of Shakespeare


Jan 31, 2015

Lecture by Matthew Lubin & Ian Finley

Prior to  

Romeo & Juliet


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?

[Free with ticket to any performance of ROMEO & JULIET ($5 otherwise)]

Burning Coal Announces
its 2014/2015 Season


Main Stage Shows

The Iron Curtain Trilogy by David Edgar
directed by Jerome Davis: 

The Shape of the Table
Pentecost
The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
directed by Emily Ranii

Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
directed by Jerome Davis 

Second Stage Shows

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 Jerome Davis