Christmas Mordecai


Dec 13, 2014

$5  at the door

The Mordecai House 1 Mimosa Street Raleigh, NC

Coproduced by The Mordecai House

Come celebrate Christmas with the Mordecai family! Sing Christmas carols, learn about the Mordecai family history, and spread Christmas cheer at the Mordecai House!

The performance runs Saturday December 13th  3-8pm 

 

 

Estimated run time: Less than 1 hours.

A Century of Service: Rotary in Raleigh 1914 – 2014


"One hundred years. And much has changed. But much has endured. And that’s what I really want to discuss tonight."

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Nov 21 – Nov 23, 2014

7:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

Murphey School Auditorium

Written by Ian Finley

Burning Coal Theatre stages this premiere original dramatization of the history of Rotary in North Carolina and the leaders who shaped the growth of Raleigh. The play is written by former Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley and staged in the Burning Coal performance space in the Murphey School building on the corner of Polk and Person Streets in downtown Raleigh.  The modest admission fee of $20 per ticket will benefit the nonprofit Theatre.  NOTE:  To purchase tickets, please click http://raleighrotary.bpt.me/

Performances take place on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday, November 23 matinee at 2:00 p.m. 

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

 

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Oakwood Educators


George Jack and Greg Paul in a past year's Burning Coal Theatre Company production of OAKWOOD (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Jun 20 – Jun 22, 2014

6:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$20  adults
$10  students and teachers

Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC

Written by Various Playwrights from around the Country

Burning Coal Theatre Company will premiere Oakwood: An Educator’s Story, a series of short plays in the historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC, Friday and Saturday, June 20th and 21st at 6:30pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2pm.  Adult tickets are $20, student and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID, and are available by calling 919.834.4001.

Oakwood: An Educator’s Story is a celebration of individuals from Raleigh’s illustrious past who have had an impact on education in North Carolina and are buried in the historic Oakwood Cemetery.  These individuals include Hugh Morson, Clarence Poe, Dr. Elizabeth Delia Dixon-Carroll, James Joyner, Daniel Harvey Hill, Jr., Samuel Fox Mordecai, and Frederick Olds.  The evening features new plays by nationally acclaimed playwrights Guadalupe Flores, MJ Halberstadt, Margaret Hoffman, Michael S. Parsons, Lee August Praley, and Jaclyn Villano.  The cast of Triangle-based actors will include Jessica Heironimus, George Jack, Benji Jones, Victor Rivera, Ryan Patrick Sheehe, and others. 

 

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

Civil Rights Through Song:
A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era


Mar 13 – Mar 23, 2014

7:30 pm on Thursday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$25  Regular Admission
$20  Seniors (65+)
$15  Students, Teachers & Active Military
$15  Thursday Admission

Murphey School Auditorium

Coproduced by the Raleigh Boychoir

Jerome Davis, Artistic Director

Robert Unger, Choral Conductor

Written by Ian Finley

Choreographed by Robin Harris

Directed by Ilana Rozin

Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir will present Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era, a performance using choral music, dance and drama to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s/early 1960s. 

When a chance encounter at a City of Raleigh Arts Commission (CORAC) workshop earlier this year brought together two seemingly unrelated arts organizations—Burning Coal Theatre Company and The Raleigh Boychoir—no one would have imagined that the seed of an idea planted that day would develop into a real-life collaboration. Funded in part by a CORAC collaboration grant, Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era is a performance piece that will include choral music, dance and dramatic narrative.

The Civil Rights Through Song performance will feature three distinct choral sections interspersed with dance and spoken word narrative. One section will include choral music from the late 1950s to early 1960s sung by white Raleighites who would have been in the segregated Raleigh City School System at that time. The second portion will present musical works sung by African American Raleighites who would have been Read More »