Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Coriolanus on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6 am, in NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC.
DIRECTOR : Marshall Botvinick
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR :Mary Guiteras
OBSERVER : Xenon Winslow-Trevathan
Junius Brutus – Dale Wolf
Victorious in battle, Coriolanus expects to be made a consul, but by custom he must ask for votes from the plebians. He does this so contemptuously that he is rejected as a consul. The tribunes later charge Coriolanus with treason and banish him from Rome. He seeks his former enemy, Aufidius.
Coriolanus and Aufidius join forces to conquer Rome. On the brink of success, Coriolanus is persuaded by his mother, Volumnia, to spare the city, though he knows it may cost him his life. Aufidius and his fellow conspirators plot Coriolanus’s death. Coriolanus returns to Corioles, where he is assassinated. Rome honors Volumnia for saving the city.
Folger Shakespeare Library. “Coriolanus.” Folger Shakespeare Library. n.d. Web. April 1, 2016.