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Oct 25, 2014
$5 at the door
The Mordecai House 1 Mimosa Street Raleigh, NC
Coproduced by The Mordecai House
Every year at Halloween, Burning Coal teams with the historic Mordecai House to present a chilling walking tour of the old (haunted?) house. While walking through the beautiful old building, you are likely to come across some lovely hosts therein. The only problem? They have been dead for years! Whether you believe in ghosts or not, be prepared to come face to face with the past as you learn about Raleigh’s rich past history in this short, funny and scary walk. For kids of all ages.
Saturday October 25th, 2014 5-10pm
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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Jun 20 – Jun 22, 2014
6:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday
$10 students and teachers
701 Oakwood Avenue
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.
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
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 »