The Iron Curtain Trilogy


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Sep 4 – Sep 27, 2014

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

This autumn, the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain. To commemorate this event, Burning Coal Theatre Company will present, for the first time anywhere, all three of David Edgar’s magnificent Iron Curtain Trilogy. The three plays will run in repertory, so that it will be possible to see all three in a single weekend.  NOTE: The Iron Curtain Trilogy will be performed at 117 S. West Street in downtown Raleigh.

THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE
9/4 at 7:30 pm
9/11 at 7:30 pm
9/13 at 2 pm
9/14 at 2 pm
9/18 at 7:30 pm
9/25 at 7:30 pm 

PENTECOST
9/5 at 7:30 pm
9/6 at 2 pm
9/12 at 7:30 pm
9/19 at 7:30 pm
9/20 at 2 pm
9/20 at 7:30 pm
9/26 at 7:30 pm 

THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA
9/6 at 7:30 pm
9/13 at 7:30 pm
9/21 at 2 pm
9/27 at 2 pm
9/27 at 7:30 pm

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

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The Shape of the Table


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9/4 at 7:30 pm

9/11 at 7:30 pm

9/13 at 2 pm

9/14 at 2 pm

9/18 at 7:30 pm

9/25 at 7:30 pm

In the autumn of 1989, crowds began to appear in large metropolitan cities across Eastern Europe’s Soviet Bloc countries.  Inside the countries’ governments, a small group of men and women huddled.  “What do they want?”  The answer came back firmly:  “They want to be free.”  NOTE: The Iron Curtain Trilogy will be performed at 117 S. West Street in downtown Raleigh.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

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Pentecost


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9/5 at 7:30 pm

9/6 at 2 pm

9/12 at 7:30 pm

9/19 at 7:30 pm

9/20 at 2 pm

9/20 at 7:30 pm

9/26 at 7:30 pm

On a wall in an abandoned cathedral in Eastern Europe, a woman has discovered something that may change the course of history.  But once it is known, who will want to take control of it?  And at what cost?  NOTE: The Iron Curtain Trilogy will be performed at 117 S. West Street in downtown Raleigh.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

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The Prisoner’s Dilemma


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9/6 at 7:30 pm

9/13 at 7:30 pm

9/21 at 2 pm

9/27 at 2 pm

9/27 at 7:30 pm

As a brutal civil war rages in a once bucolic Eastern European country, a small group of optimistic social workers gather in Finland  at one of their homes.  Their goal: to negotiate a lasting peace.  Into this pristine, Western environment comes members of both warring ethnicities.  What could possibly go wrong?   NOTE: The Iron Curtain Trilogy will be performed at 117 S. West Street in downtown Raleigh.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

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Romeo & Juliet


Jan 22 – Feb 15, 2015

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Emily Ranii

Shakespeare’s timeless play about two young people discovering love for the first time and daring to defy their parents’ ages old blood feud in the process is possibly the greatest love story ever told.  An a political fable for our time.  Emily Ranii, who played Juliet for Burning Coal at the age of 14 returns now to direct this extraordinary ensemble.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Sunday in the Park with George


Apr 9 – May 3, 2015

Written by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

Directed by Jerome Davis

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

 

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