Two hundred years ago, Raleigh’s First Baptist Church was formed. During the Civil War, the church split into two congregations, one black, one white. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the church, both congregations will come together for a celebration that brings together the churches’ rich history in a performance that will begin in one church and end in the other. Written by Education Director Ian Finley, Jerome Davis and Rebecca Wyrick, directed by George Jack.
Burning Coal Theatre Company teams up with the First Baptist Churches of Salisbury and Wilmington Streets in downtown Raleigh to present a play, “Two Buildings/One Heart: 200 Years of the First Baptists Churches of Raleigh” March 2 – 4, 2012. Performances will begin at 7 pm on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, and at 2 pm on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4. The first two performances will begin at the First Baptist Church at at 99 North Salisbury St. and the final two performances will begin at the First Baptist Church located at 101 South Wilmington Street.
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.