The Mainstage Series


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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. Please 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 ·  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 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.

The 2015/2016 Second Stage Series


$25  The Second Stage Series

Your 2015/2016 Breakfast Club subscription includes tickets to all 3 Second Stage Shows.
NOTE:  2016/2017 Second Stage Shows will be announced shortly. 

Second Stage Shows

Insomnia ·  6/9, 11, 18, 19, 24, 2016
created by Koffee
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

The Fringe Dwellers ·  6/11, 17, 18, 23, 25, 2016
created by Cirque de Vol
Directed by Sarah Phoenix

Emilie ·  6/10, 12, 16, 19, 25, 26, 2016
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Eric Hale

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


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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. 

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.

Insomnia


Koffee Dance Company 2016

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Jun 9 – Jun 24, 2016

Written by Koffee Dance Company

Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo

Coproduced by Koffee Dance Company

FIVE Performances 6/9, 6/15, 6/18, 6/24 at 7:30 pm, and 6/19 at 2 pm

In 1975, the call came, “Wake up Everybody, no more sleeping in bed. No more backward thinking time for thinking ahead.”  Today, we have been conditioned to be constantly vigilant and attentive to everything. The expectation of our outer personae is constantly at odds with who we truly are, and from Generation X to the Millennials of today we are unable to relax.  Ultimately we have insomnia. This is the story of a small southern town whose residents struggle with their own life issues and their attempts to find acceptance on their own terms.  

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Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson


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Jun 10 – Jun 26, 2016

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Sue Scarborough

Coproduced by Exit Through Eden

SIX performances on 6/10 at 8:00 pm, 6/16, 6/19 and 6/25 at 7:30 pm, 6/12 and 6/26 at 2 pm

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“You are beautiful, so half the human race will be your enemy.

You are brilliant and you will be feared.

You are trusting and you will be betrayed.” – Voltaire

 
Physicist, mathematician, author. Card shark, aristocrat, lover of Voltaire. A woman whose life’s mission became a single equation. Émilie du Châtelet has returned to defend her life, loves, and legacy. To do that, she must learn the fundamental laws of the universe – and of the human soul. Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.75 hours.

 

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