Mainstage Shows


Join us for a hot season of cool theatre at Burning Coal.

Darkside



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by Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd
Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
(East Coast Premiere)

October 12 – 29, 2017

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night peformances

To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

NOTE:  Talkbacks with the cast after each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

Peter Pan & Wendy



PETERPANwebsafePeter Pan & Wendy
 
adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company from the beloved book by J.M. Barrie (World Premiere), Directed by Lillian White

November 30 – December 17, 2017

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night peformances

To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Poster Art by Nicole White Kennedy

NOTE:  Talkbacks with the cast after each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

The Normal Heart


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The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer
Directed by
Emily Ranii

January 18– February 4, 2018

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night peformances.  WARNING: Strong language and sexual discussions.

 To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Note:  Talkbacks with cast after every Thursday night and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

King Charles III


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King Charles III

a future history play by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Karen O’Brien

April 12–29, 2018
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night performances

To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Note:  Talkbacks with cast after every Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.


 

Sunday in the Park with George


Apr 9 – May 3, 2015

Written by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

Directed by Jerome Davis

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece about the painter Georges Seurat and his obsessive quest to create the painting that would define his life, his city, and his time.  The second act then moves forward in time to look at George’s great grandson and his own fight to make art in a world where beauty often takes a backseat to commerce.  This remarkable work remains one of only three American musicals ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Includes the timeless Sondheim classics Finishing the Hat, Putting it Together, Children and Art and Move On.

Learn more about the history of the show and more here on our website created by Laura Owens and Madeline Kvale.

 

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Sunday in the Park with George Trailer from Long Street Media on Vimeo.

Romeo & Juliet


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

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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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

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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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

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 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

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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The Iron Curtain Trilogy


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.  Then Burning Coal will be performing the trilogy at the Cockpit in London in November.

Click here to visit the incredible website REVOLUTION: THE IRON CURTAIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT created by UNC’s Department of European Studies in collaboration with Burning Coal Theatre and Wake County Public Schools.

 

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

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Past Productions


View our archive of past Main Stage shows.