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.


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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?

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)]

A Gala in Two Acts

Tickets are $175 apiece or $300 per couple. 

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or please call 919.834.4001 or mail us your check today at:
Burning Coal Theatre
224 Polk Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Burning Coal Continues
its 2014/2015 Season

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)
June, 2015

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