St. Nicholas


Nov 4 – Nov 21, 2010

Written by Conor McPherson

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Conor McPherson‘s one-man show details the long journey of a Dublin Theatre critic who falls in love with an actress half his age, follows her to London, straight into a coven of vampires!  The Critic, a well-respected fellow with a long and successful career as a journalist, secretly despises himself for not accomplishing everything he intended in life.  He has two grown children, a doting wife, and one of the top jobs at his newspaper, yet he continually finds himself missing out on something.  When he sees the young Helen in a production of Oscar Wilde‘s Salome at the Abbey, he believes he has discovered exactly what (or who) that something is.  And so, leaving family, friends and job behind, he sets off on a long journey of self-discovery that will lead him to the brink of disaster.

PRESS AND REVIEWS:

Hot Blood and Cold Whiskey: McPherson’s St. Nicholas at Burning Coal Theatre” by Kate Dobbs Arial for CVNC

St. Nicholas at Burning Coal Theatre: Davis Does Commendable Work with a Difficult Piece” by Julie-Kate Cooper for CVNC 

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents ST. NICHOLAS” from Broadway World 

Burning Coal Director Randy Rand and Actor Jerry Davis Reprise Their Roles in “St. Nicholas” by Conor McPherson” by Robert W. McDowell for Triangle Arts and Entertainment 

Theatre Critics vs. Vampires – ST. NICHOLAS at AGL by Eric Seale for Actors Guild of Lexington