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2015/2016 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!

Asylum  ·  October 15 – November 1, 2015
Written by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller
Directed by Nicki Miller

The Wiz  ·  December 3 – 20, 2015
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Book by William F. Brown
Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Blue Sky  ·  January 28 – February 14, 2016
Written by Clare Bayley

Spoonface Steinberg  ·  April 7 – 24, 2016
Written by Lee Hall
Directed by Jerome Davis

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to purchase the Breakfast Club series, call us at 919.834.4001

Your breakfast club subscription includes tickets to all 4 Main Stage Shows, all 3 Second Stage Shows, and breakfast with Artistic Director, Jerome Davis.

Main Stage Shows

Asylum  ·  October 15 – November 1, 2015
Written by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller
Directed by Nicki Miller

The Wiz  ·  December 3 – 20, 2015
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Book by William F. Brown
Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Blue Sky  ·  January 28 – February 14, 2016
Written by Clare Bayley

Spoonface Steinberg  ·  April 7 – 24, 2016
Written by Lee Hall
Directed by Jerome Davis

Second Stage Shows

Koffee Dance Company, Cirque du Vol and Burning Coal Theatre will each present a show (TBA) in repertory, June, 2016.  Tickets may be purchased for each individual show above by clicking on the name of the company above.

The Second Stage Series


$25  The Second Stage Series

Your second stage subscription includes tickets to all 3 Second Stage Shows.

Second Stage Shows

Sea Wall  ·  6/11 – 6/14, 6/21 & 6/28
Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Elizabeth London

Dark Vanilla Jungle  ·  6/17, 6/19, 6/20, 6/25, 6/27
Written by Philip Ridley
Directed by Staci Sabarsky

Rum & Vodka  ·  6/18, 6/20, 6/24, 6/26, 6/27
Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Ilana Rozin

Asylum


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Oct 15 – Nov 1, 2015

Written by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller

Directed by Nicki Miller

Coproduced by Only Child Aerial Theatre

Burning Coal Theatre teams up with the Brooklyn-based Only Child Aerial Theatre to present this dynamic piece, performed largely in the air, about an Asylum circa the mid-1970s, and the people whose lives are inextricably connected through the old building.  If you liked our Henry V (on Trapeze) from 2011, you will love Asylum!  The concept and story for Asylum is by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller and the production is directed by Nicki Miller, with original song composed for this production by Sophie B. Hawkins.

[(c) 2014, photographer Carrie Firestone]

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

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The Wiz


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"Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun." - The New York Post

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Dec 3 – Dec 20, 2015

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls and Luther Vandross

Book by William F. Brown

Music Director, Julie Florin

Join Burning Coal Theatre for one of the most beloved of American musicals.  This soulful classic follows Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow as they ease on down the road to find what is waiting for them over the rainbow, behind the curtain, and maybe even in their own backyard.

Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm & Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Blue Sky


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"So, I was driving down this country road, right next to the runway. All the cow parsley was in flower, the swallows were skimming through the trees, there was a clear sky, the light was beautiful, kind of violet - and suddenly I heard this roar."

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Jan 28 – Feb 14, 2016

Written by Clare Bayley

Directed by Gus Heagerty

Coproduced by CAM/Raleigh

Join Burning Coal for the US premiere of British playwright Clare Bayley’s funny and troubling play about a photographer who inadvertently snaps a picture of something he shouldn’t have.  The play is based on a true story and deals with one of the darkest episodes in recent US history … and it happened right here in our own backyard.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Spoonface Steinberg


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"Spoonface Steinberg is an amazement." - Financial Times

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Apr 7 – Apr 24, 2016

Written by Lee Hall

Directed by Jerome Davis

The author of Billy Elliot brings us a much different tale – the story of a 12 year old autistic girl, attempting to navigate the perilous waters of modern day life while dealing with an even more catastrophic, life threatening illness.  At each performance, a different member of our community will ‘play’ Spoonface.  Originally written as a radio play with music, this dramatic monlogue will be supported by live sung music originally made famous by Maria Callas.

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

Insomnia


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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, 6/18, 6/24 at 7:30 pm, 6/11 and 6/19 at 2 pm

Koffee Dance Company is creating a movement/theater project entitled Insomnia, a presentation that explores the complex issues plaguing young African-Americans today.   As this generation has adopted #staywoke, KDC performers explore relationships, trauma, and identity, forty years after the release of the battle cry song, “Wake Up Everybody.” 

About Koffee Dance Company

Fresh full of young, effervescent talent in the Raleigh-Durham area, Koffee Dance Company aims to influence the dance scene with interesting subject matter, challenging choreography, and performers that are unique and bold.

Koffee is under the direction of AVIS HATCHER-PUZZO (Espresso) is the founder of Koffee Dance Company (KDC). A native of Connecticut, “Ms. Avis” is the Associate Professor of Dance at Fayetteville State University. She holds a BA in Dance/Theater from Trinity College, an MFA in Theater Arts and Dance from Case Western Reserve University and a MS in Higher Education from Capella University. Professor Hatcher-Puzzo has trained in Horton, Cunningham and Graham dance techniques as well as African, hip-hop and various styles of jazz. She studied with Judy Dworin, Garth Fagan, Clay Taliaferro, Darius Hockman, Ned Williams and Kathryn Karipides.

As a dancer with both the Paul Hall’s Contemporary Dance Theatre (a former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and the dance company Mikata, while working in Connecticut she founded Wette Paint Dance Theater, a contemporary dance and theater company which toured the east coast. Ms. Avis’ students are now graduates of The Alvin Ailey School, Temple University dance department, New York University dance department, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as she incorporates Horton technique into jazz, hip-hop using theatrical gestures and situations. Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

TBD #2


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Jun 10 – Jun 26, 2016

Written by TBA

Directed by

Coproduced by

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

A production by an exciting Triangle area performance group on the theme of science and the workings of the human mind.  For information or to purchase tickets, give us a call at 919.834.4001.  Information on this production will be posted by December 1, 2015.

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

TBD #3


Written by TBD

A production by an exciting Triangle area performance group on the theme of science and the workings of the human mind.  For information or to purchase tickets, give us a call at 919.834.4001.  Information on this production will be posted by December 1, 2015.

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

 

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