The Iron Curtain Trilogy

Sep 4 – Sep 27, 2014

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

The Iron Curtain Trilogy

This autumn, the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain. To commemorate this event, Burning Coal Theatre Company will present, for the first time anywhere, all three of David Edgar’s magnificent Iron Curtain Trilogy. The three plays will run in repertory, so that it will be possible to see all three in a single weekend.  NOTE: The Iron Curtain Trilogy will be performed at 117 S. West Street in downtown Raleigh.  Then Burning Coal will be performing the trilogy at the Cockpit in London in November.

Click here to visit the incredible website REVOLUTION: THE IRON CURTAIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT created by UNC’s Department of European Studies in collaboration with Burning Coal Theatre and Wake County Public Schools.


Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Cast & Crew

Directed by Jerome Davis
Scenery by Matt Haber
Lighting by Matthew Adelson
Costumes by Caitlin Cisek
Properties by Elizabeth Newton
Sound and Music by John Heitzenrater
Dialects Coach Kirby Wahl
Assistant Director Stephen Eckert
Dramaturgs Marshall Botvinik and Erik Kildow
Choral Music by Daniel J. Wolfert and Jon Fitts
Stage Managers Laura Owens, Shannon Plowden, Steph Scribner
Asst. Stage Managers Mia Carson, Caroline Gschwind, Christine Schatzle, Carry Vaughan

Jeff Aguiar, Rebecca Bossen, Marc Carver*, Tim Davis, Gil Faison, Jon Fitts, Jeanine Frost, Matthew Hager, Max Hanau, Joey Heyworth, Hope Hynes, Maggie Lea, Brian Linden*, Matthew Lubin, Elise Kimple, Tom McCleister*, Brook North, Joel Oramas, Julie Oliver, Greg Paul, Rajeev Rajendran, Mikaela Saccoccio, Steph Scribner, David Skaggs, Thaddeus Walker.

*Denotes membership in Actors' Equity Association.



Michael Billington in The Guardian (4 stars)
Paul Vale in The Stage (4 stars)
Michael Coveney in What's On Stage (4 stars)-

Triangle Arts & Entertainment- on-curtain-trilogy-by-david-edgar-is-as-relevant-today-as-it-was-when-it-was-written/

Indy Week-

Entertainment Focus UK (4 stars) 

The Triangle Review-


AJ Fletcher Foundation interview with director Jerome Davis
News & Observer Arts Cover Story by Roy C. Dicks7
UNC Global
Prospect Magazine/UK
Exeunt Magazine - European Crystal Ball by Bojana Jankovic
Socialist Worker/UK
Lexington Actor Crossing the Pond - opinion piece by Artistic Director Jerome Davis
Writer's Guild of Great Britain