2018-2019 Season

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The Difference Makers

Burning Coal’s 22nd Season
in Raleigh, North Carolina





Whether it is global leaders or a lonely old mechanic in a pub, whether it is a world class tennis star or a mother fighting to imbue her daughter with a sense of self-worth, they are the difference makers … and these are their stories.

by David Hare
Directed by Lillian White
October 11 – 28, 2018

THE WEIR by Conor McPherson
Directed by Jerome Davis
November 29- December 16, 2018

by Hannah Benitez (World Premiere)
Directed by Jerome Davis
January 24– February 10, 2019

by Sue Townsend
Directed by Sonia Desai
April 11– 28, 2019

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Job Opening – Development & Marketing Director

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  Burning Coal Theatre
  Development & Marketing Director

Burning Coal Theatre (BCT), located in the Oakwood area of Raleigh, NC, is seeking a part-time Development and Marketing Director.  Burning Coal produces literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Founded in 1997, we emphasize works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional, linear plays where audiences are most often asked to observe without participating.  Read More »

Cabaret Summer 2018









CABARET SUMMER – September 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm, September 16 at 6 pm
Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC

Just as the summer is turning to fall, things are heating up at Burning Coal.  We’ll be celebrating the start of our sizzling 22nd season with a scorching 3-night Cabaret, featuring drink and song from some of your favorite smoky voices in the Triangle.  The full list of performers has not yet been announced, but will include: Jackson Cooper, Shane deLeon, David Henderson, Alison Lawrence,  Areon Mobasher, Carly Jones, Angela Santucci, Alec Donaldson, Mackie Raymond, Tyanna West.  It don’t get much hotter than that!  All tickets $25, available by CLICKING HERE or by calling 919.834.4001.