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Performance Dates: April 7-24, 2022

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THE LIFE OF GALILEO by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Edgar, directed by Jerome Davis.

Performed outdoors at Dorothea Dix Park, 1030 Richardson Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603

Tickets available for live performances and on-demand recording.


by Caryl Churchill

directed by Ana Radulescu

Your partner’s gone, could things have been different? Churchill’s new 25-minute one-act play delves deeply into the possibilities that lie behind grief and mourning. When your dearest love leaves this earth, all you can do is wish to see them again. But what happens when you do? 

Press Quotes from the Original U.K. Production:

“A truly uncompromising theatrical voice at the top of her game… [Churchill] packs more into this 20-minute piece about death, grief and the multiverse than many writers manage at seven times the length…” – Evening Standard


by Caryl Churchill

directed by Ana Radulescu

This short stream-of-consciousness piece was included as an addendum in the publication of WHAT IF IF ONLY. It is written with no characters or planned narrative, just a writer at her peak expression putting words together as they come. The director, Ana Radulescu, and the company of actors will together craft their own interpretation to embody Churchill’s newest piece on the stage for the first time.

WHAT IF IF ONLY and AIR are short plays which will be performed in repertory, one following directly after the other.

Playing June 9 - 26 :
2021 / 22 Second Stage

Programing Guide for Our Calendar:

(ON) – Opening Night
(G) – Gala Night
(A) – Afterthoughts
($) – Pay What You Can
(39) – Preview Night
(OF) – Off Site
(/) – Sold Out

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Burning Coal Theatre Company  is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission. Burning Coal Theatre Company is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

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