2017 – 2018 Main Stage Season


floating lettersJoin us for

A Season of Magic & Mischief

Burning Coal’s 21st in Raleigh, North Carolina

Darkside
by Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd
Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir
October 12 – 29, 2017

Peter Pan & Wendy
Adapted by Lillian White & Burning Coal Theatre
from the beloved novel by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Lillian White
November 30 – December 17, 2017

The Normal Heart
by Larry Kramer
Directed by Emily Ranii
January 18– February 4, 2018

King Charles III
by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Karen O’Brien
April 12 – 29, 2018

 To subscribe CLICK HERE or call 919.834.4001 to save the online service charge.

Mainstage Season of four plays (shown above) is $80 per subscription.  CLICK HERE to get your Mainstage subscription.

Breakfast Club Subscription of the above four plays plus three plays from our “second stage series” and breakfast with the artistic director in October, 2017 is $110 per subscription.  CLICK HERE to get your Breakfast Club subscription.

In 2017/18 Burning Coal will be teaming up with Bev’s Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh.  Bev’s will be soliciting four nationally recognized painters to create the four posters for the Burning Coal season.  A showing of all four artists’ work will take place at Bev’s on October 6th and 7th, 2017, where all four designs will be displayed.

bevsfineart-logo

2017/2018 WAIT TIL YOU SEE THIS


Jun 7 – Jun 24, 2018

Written by Renee A. Nixon and TBA

Directed by Renee A. Nixon and TBA

Coproduced by Renee A. Nixon and TBA

SIX performances of each play, running in repertory throughout the month of June,2018.

THREE brilliant playwrights, three magnificent performances at the theatre, all part of our annual WAIT ‘TIL YOU SEE THIS! Second Stage Series of Plays.

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s second stage series, Wait Til You See This, will include three plays  running in repertory during the month of June, 2018.  This year’s series, ONE, TWO, THREE will include WORRIED by Renee A. Nixon, and two other plays TBA.  These three electrifying plays will keep you riveted with their storytelling.

Worried Photo - Hurt

ABOUT WORRIED written & directed by Renée A. Nixon 

We are all worried about something. We all have our own set of worries—be it finding true love; getting rid of love; staying healthy; or fighting to stay alive.  Worried is a set of monologues about people who have real but different worries that have affected their lives and bodies. With humor and a simple shared bond, each character has something that audiences can relate to no matter what they are worried about.  Now, the question is…what makes you worried?

ABOUT RENEE A. NIXON
A movie critic, playwright and collector are just a few things that describe Renée A. Nixon. A native of Durham, NC has been a movie critic for NC A&T State University Register, The Urban Journal, WQOK-FM, and Plugged TV.  In August 2010, her company DPPR produced her play “Blindsided” at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC to rave reviews.   And in May 2017, an early version of ‘WORRIED’ was produced by DPPR, which raised several pounds of food for the Catholic Charities of Durham.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Association of Black Journalists, and is an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Durham.  She is also one of the coordinators for the Garland Lee Thompson’s Reader’s Theatre of New Works at the National Black Theatre Festival. She is currently working on her first mystery novel. 

 

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

Darkside



Darkside Poster ScanDarkside
by Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd
Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
(East Coast Premiere)

October 12 – 29, 2017

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night peformances

To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

NOTE:  Talkbacks with the cast after each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

Peter Pan & Wendy



PETERPANwebsafePeter Pan & Wendy
 
adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company from the beloved book by J.M. Barrie (World Premiere), Directed by Lillian White

November 30 – December 17, 2017

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night peformances

To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Poster Art by Nicole White Kennedy

NOTE:  Talkbacks with the cast after each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

The Normal Heart


fist in air

The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer
Directed by
Emily Ranii

January 18– February 4, 2018

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night peformances.  WARNING: Strong language and sexual discussions.

 To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Note:  Talkbacks with cast after every Thursday night and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

King Charles III


King Charles III graphic
King Charles III

a future history play by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Karen O’Brien

April 12–29, 2018
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night performances

To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Note:  Talkbacks with cast after every Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance. Read More »

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.