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20 YEARS

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2016/2017 20th Anniversary Season Subscriptions are STILL available. One show is already done, but the last three still remain – so you can buy your 75% subscription today – a 20% savings off the single-ticket full prices.   Your Main Stage subscription will include a ticket to each of our 3 remaining 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!  

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

Heisenberg ·  Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017
Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Emily Ranii

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

 

The Breakfast Club


$90  The Breakfast Club

to purchase the Breakfast Club series, call us at 919.834.4001

You can still get your 2016/2017 breakfast club subscription for only $90.  This 3/4 subscription includes tickets to all 3 remaining Main Stage Shows, all 3 Second Stage Shows.

Remaining Main Stage Shows

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

Heisenberg ·  January 19 – February 5, 2017
Written by Simon Stephens
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.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:  https://youtu.be/GSPeSjEkmpw

AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR JOHN GULLEY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDJcC--Z0c

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZCKhjy55E

Heisenberg


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Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017

Written by Simon Stephens

Directed by Emily Ranii

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Director Emily Ranii returns to Burning Coal to direct a startling play about an uncertain romance that transcends time.  Heisenberg is a love story about two people trapped by time, determined to push past the confines that life has imposed on them.   Most of us imagine that we are ‘free’ to make choices in our life, but then when the moment of truth comes, we step quietly inside the box of conformity.  But what would happen if, just once, we didn’t?

Simon Stephens is the author of the stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

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

The following shows/events have passed.


 

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.