Romeo & Juliet


My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

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Jan 22 – Feb 15, 2015

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Emily Ranii

Shakespeare’s timeless play about two young people discovering love and daring to defy their parents’ ages old blood feud is possibly the greatest love story ever told, and a political fable for our time.  Emily Ranii, who played Juliet for us at the age of 14, returns to direct this extraordinary ensemble.

 

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Sunday in the Park with George


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Apr 9 – May 3, 2015

Written by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

Directed by Jerome Davis

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece about the painter Georges Seurat and his obsessive quest to create the painting that would define his life, his city, and his time.  The second act then moves forward in time to look at George’s great grandson and his own fight to make art in a world where beauty often takes a backseat to commerce.  This remarkable work remains one of only three American musicals ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Includes the timeless Sondheim classics Finishing the Hat, Putting it Together, Children and Art and Move On.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Sea Wall


"When she thinks nobody's looking she can start off just going further and further into her imagination. Playing games all by herself. Did you ever know any kids like that?"

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Written by Simon Stephens

Directed by Zia Morter

6/11 at 7:30 pm

6/12 at 7:30 pm

6/13 at 7:30 pm

6/14 at 2 pm

6/20 at 2 pm

6/28 at 2 pm

Estimated run time: 1 hours.

The playwright who wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime comes in with a much different tale.  A man alone with his thoughts.  Something has happened to him.  Something life-changing.  He feels that he must tell it.  We feel that we must listen. 

Dark Vanilla Jungle


"Walking. Where's my bag? Dropped. Did I leave it in the car park of the new superstore? What's it called? Forget now. Dark. Rain."

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Written by Philip Ridley

Directed by Staci Sabarsky

6/17 at 7:30 pm

6/19 at 7:30 pm

6/20 at 2 pm

6/25 at 7:30 pm

6/27 at 7:30 pm

England’s most relentless playwright spins a yarn of violence, desperation and hope amidst the cobblestone backstreets of a very modern city.

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

Rum & Vodka


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Written by Conor McPherson

Directed by Ilana Rozin

6/18 at 7:30 pm

6/21 at 2 pm

6/24 at 7:30 pm

6/26 at 7:30 pm

6/27 at 2 pm

The author of The Weir, The Seafarer and St. Nicholas brings you another wild and wooly tale of booze, love gone wrong, Ireland, crime and, somehow, redemption.

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

 

Past Productions & Events

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The Iron Curtain Trilogy


Sep 4 – Sep 27, 2014

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

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.

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