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2016/2017 Season Subscriptions are now available. Buy yours today!  Your mainstage subscription will include a ticket to each of our 4 Main Stage Shows.  Subscribe today and join Burning Coal as it heats up downtown with a season of excitement, passionate energy and fun.  Warning:  Thoughts will be provoked!

Skylight – October 6– 23, 2016
Written by David Hare
Directed by John Gulley

Written on the Heart ·  Dec 1 – 18, 2016
Written by David Edgar
Directed by Jerome Davis

TBA  ·  Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017
Written by tba
Directed by Emily Ranii

The Royale ·  April 6 – 23, 2017
Written by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

The Breakfast Club


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$110  The Breakfast Club

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Your 2016/2017 breakfast club subscription includes tickets to all 4 Main Stage Shows, all 3 Second Stage Shows, and breakfast with Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, PLUS a special musical event with the incredible rockers RODE HARD: THE BAND.

Main Stage Shows

 

Skylight – October 6– 23, 2016
Written by David Hare
Directed by John Gulley

Written on the Heart ·  December 1 – 18, 2016
Written by David Edgar
Directed by Jerome Davis

TBA  ·  January 19 – February 5, 2017
Written by tba
Directed by Emily Ranii

The Royale ·  April 6 – 23, 2017
Written by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

The three 2016/2017 Breakfast Club shows (TBA) will run in repertory, June, 2017.  Tickets may be purchased for each individual show once titles and respective dates have been announced or purchased now as part of your Breakfast Club Subscription.

Skylight


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Oct 6 – Oct 23, 2016

Written by David Hare

Directed by John Gulley

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Tom is a middle-aged businessman at the top of his game.  Confident, cocky, ready to take on the world.  Kyra is a young woman living in the low rent district, teaching low-income students who could care less.  Years after an impassioned, turbulent affair, Tom crashes back into Kyra’s life.  His wife has died, and he wants Kyra back.

“You can’t help thinking that on some profound level these two were made to be together.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Written on the Heart


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Dec 1 – Dec 18, 2016

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

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Think you know your King James Bible?  Think again.

David Edgar’s roaring celebration of the astonishing story of the 80 year long fight to create a Bible that could be read and understood by the People.   A Heretic is hunted down by the Church.  His illicit tome is burned, followed shortly by its author.  But William Tyndale left behind something more than his own charred bones.  He left behind an idea.

“a learned, information-packed and engrossing play” – Michael Billington, The Guardian

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

TBA


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Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017

Written by TBA

Directed by Emily Ranii

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Director Emily Ranii returns to Burning Coal to direct a play that is sure to leave you guessing. We don’t have the rights to it just yet, but suffice it to say it is love story about two people trapped by time, determined to push past the confines that life has imposed on them.  We’ll let you know the title as soon as we know!

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

The Royale


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Apr 6 – Apr 23, 2017

Written by Marco Ramirez

Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

SHADOW OF A BOXER

 

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of pressure does it put on a man when you ask him to be brutal, cunning and selfish one minute and quiet, thoughtful and subservient the next?  For the first African American Heavy Weight Champion, that question took a back seat to the even more important one:  what kind of pressure does he put on himself.  This electrifying new play will knock you for a loop!

“This country’s been waiting for this fight, whether they like it or not!” – from The Royale

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

 

Past Productions & Events

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Evelyn Thomas: Original Cast Member of Broadway’s THE WIZ!


Dec 11, 2015

Lecture by Evelyn Thomas

6:00 pm

Prior to  

THE WIZ


SPECIAL ‘LOBBY LECTURE’
Friday, December 11th at 6 pm.  Evelyn Thomas, original cast member of the Broadway production of THE WIZ!

Evelyn Thomas

Evelyn Thomas is an  internationally acclaimed dance educator and award-winning choreographer.   She is Founder & Artistic Director of Nuba Dance Theatre; one of the region’s first multi-generational dance companies in the Bay Area.

Thomas is a visionary artist, art educator and a consummate professional riveting brilliant choreography. She brings a contemporary multi-ethnic approach to dance.

Thomas’ commitment to dance stems from her early training at The Juilliard School and the Broadway production of THE WIZ as the original Tornado.  THE WIZ is currently celebrating its 40th Year Anniversary at the Majestic Theater in NYC.