Oakwood In May: Only Time Will Tell


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Come see a one-of-a-kind performance at Raleigh’s “cemetery full of life!”  Every year, Burning Coal Theatre teams up with Historic Oakwood Cemetery to present an evening of vignettes about notable people who are resting peacefully there.

Directed by George Jack

May 18-20, 2018

6:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at the Oakwood Cemetery on the date of the performance or by calling 919.834.4001.

 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC.  

Parking will be available inside the cemetery.

This year’s theme is “Only Time Will Tell”.  It will be a celebration of those who lived in the limelight and those for whom history has decided deserves to be remembered, despite their having been neglected during their time.

We are proud to feature local playwrights and actors in this evening about those who came before.  This year features the tales of several historic figures whose final resting place is located in or around the cemetery’s Chapel Circle. Audience members can follow the reversed hands of the clock as they travel around, and back through time.  Only Time Will Tell will include the following subjects: Read More »

Burning Coal Cabaret


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BURNING COAL CABARET – September 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm, Sept. 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, 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. 

2019 Dublin Theatre Tour


Apr 21 – Apr 28, 2019

2950  Double Occupancy

Deposit of 700.00
Due on December 01, 2018

Remainder of 2250,00
Due on January 31, 2019

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We at Burning Coal Theatre Company are excited to announce that our 2019 Dublin Theatre Tour is GO! 

The tour will take place from April 21st – April 28th, 2019 and will include:

- Air Fare to and from Dublin and RDU
- A chartered bus to and from the hotel and airport 
- A weekly transportation pass 
- A room (double occupancy) in a hotel near city center for 6 nights, including free Wi-Fi and breakfast (with group discussion each morning)
- Tickets to 6 plays in the evenings at theatres such as:
The Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Gaiety Theatre, Rough Magic Theatre, Olympia Theatre and the Bord Gais Theatre

5 additional events during the day, such as:
- A backstage theatre tour (likely at the Abbey Theatre).
- An after show talkback (likely at the Gate Theatre).
- A guided museum tour.
- A guided tour of Christ Church Cathedral.
- A guided tour of Trinity College, featuring the Book of Kells.
- A guided day trip to exciting and beautiful sites outside of Dublin.
- 1 day off for personal exploration of Dublin.

- And last but not least: the legendary Burning Coal Theatre Tour T-Shirt!

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The price for our Dublin Theatre Tour is $2,950.00. 
If you do your own airfare, deduct $700
If you want a single room, add $600 Read More »

 

Past Productions & Events

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DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at the Camden Fringe Festival


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(Photo by Tiphaine Betscher)

DARK VANILLA JUNGLE by Philip Ridley

Burning Coal Theatre at the Camden Fringe Festival – August 10 – 14, 2016
Cockpit Theatre, London, England

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina returns to the Cockpit with Philip Ridley’s brutal 70 minute “Dark Vanilla Jungle”.  

A scalding play about a young woman trying to come to terms with a terrible breach of trust.

In November, 2014, Burning Coal brought over David Edgar’s roaring Iron Curtain Trilogy (4-stars, Michael Billington, Guardian).

The company returns with Philip Ridley’s quietly devastating masterpiece.

Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th August – 9:00pm
Sunday 14th August – 8:30pm

All Tickets: £10 at http://tickets.thecockpit.org.uk/Sales/Shows/Dark-Vanilla-Jungle#book

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
http://viewsfromthegods.co.uk/dark-vanilla-jungle.shtml

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-dark-vanilla-jungle-the-cockpit/

http://www.londoncitynights.com/2016/08/dark-vanilla-jungle-at-cockpit-thje.html?m=1

http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2016/08/dark-vanilla-jungle-the-cockpit-review.html 

https://youtu.be/aNCtUp9pfsw

Raleigh Boychoir


Oct 9, 2016

$10  available at the door

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 The Raleigh Boychoir 

It started with just 20 boys and a $50 donation from the Woman’s Club of Raleigh. But humble beginnings never daunted The Raleigh Boychoir’s vision.  Thomas E. Sibley founded the choir in 1968 to give boys with unchanged voices a chance to learn and perform some of the world’s greatest choral music. Sibley believed a choir could help boys develop talent and character – traits that would serve them for a lifetime. Sibley, who worked as music coordinator for the Raleigh public schools as well as organist and choir master at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Raleigh, directed The Raleigh Boychoir for 40 years. He retired in 2008.  Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

How We Got Here: 20th Anniversary Lobby Lecture Series


6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016

Ticket holders for any production of Skylight are invited free of charge

Reserve your tickets here call 919-834-4001

Burning Coal Theatre Company celebrates 20 years with a panel discussion featuring  three community leaders and long-time company supporters (Simmie Kastner, Greg Paul, Alec Donaldson). Together, they will explore the company’s origins, early history and relationship to our current location at the Murphey School, the first Raleigh school to be integrated.  The conversation will highlight connections between our past achievements and vision moving forward.

We invite all of our old flames to reminisce about our shared achievements, and welcome newcomers into the Burning Coal Theatre Company family. Join us on Oct. 15th! Read More »

Lobby Lecture for Skylight


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Skylight


Burning Coal Theatre Company celebrates 20 years with a panel discussion featuring three community leaders and long-time company supporters. Together, they will explore the company’s origins, early history and the wonderful history of our home, the Murphey School Auditorium, the first Raleigh school to be integrated. We invite all of our old flames to reminisce about our shared achievements, and to welcome newcomers into the Burning Coal Theatre Company family.

The discussion will be held at the Murphey Theatre, Saturday October 15th from 6pm-6:50 pm, prior to that evenings showing of Skylight by David Hare. Ticket holders for any performance of Skylight are invited free of charge! Reserve your tickets online or call 919-834-4001.

The panel will include SIMMIE KASTNER, GREG PAUL and ALEC DONALDSON.

Panelists:

Alec Donaldson is a corporate and securities lawyer with Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton in Raleigh. He has known Jerome Davis and has attended Burning Coal productions since the Theatre’s first year of operations. He joined the Burning Coal Board of Directors in January 2014.He has appeared in two Burning Coal productions, Sunday in the Park with George and Spoonface Steinberg, and will appear in its upcoming Written on the Heart.He has loved theater since he saw his first production at age 5. He attended UNC Chapel Hill where he was a member of Playmakers Theater.He has served on the Board of Directors of both the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

Simmie Kastner is a Leader of Quality Assurance for Fidelity National Financial and Institutional Wealth Services products.She studied theatre at Northwestern University and received degrees from American University in Painting and Computer Science.She has worked on several productions at Burning Coal, including Rat in the Skull, Love’s Labours Lost, Winding the Ball, St. Nicholas, Night and Day, The Weir, Macbeth, Watership Down, A Doll House, The Mound Builders, Company, Road to Mecca, and Travesties.

Greg Paul has performed in 20 Burning Coal productions, most recently in the Iron Curtain Trilogy in London. Greg served on the Burning Coal Board of Directors, including two terms as Chair. His company, Greg Paul Builders, renovated the Murphey School Auditorium in 2007.

We look forward to the opportunity of celebrating Burning Coal’s and the community’s shared accomplishments and visions for the future. We hope to see you there!

RODE HARD THE BAND


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Rode Hard the Band will rock the Murphey School on Sunday, September 18, from 2 to 4 pm. as Burning Coal celebrates the start of its 20th anniversary season. Come for great music in a great venue and celebrate with us! Tickets are free to 2016/2017 season subscribers or $10 general admission.  All proceeds will go to Burning Coal’s roof-replacement fund. Click here to subscribe. Or call the theatre at 919-834-4001 to purchase tickets to the kickoff. 

Rode Hard the Band is so named because its members are, as they say, “men of a certain age.” Read more about them here.

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Shakespeare Marathon


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Shakespeare Marathon_final logo designBurning Coal Theatre Company and the NC Museum of History will present a marathon reading of each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays next April to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Each play will be read by a different theatre company from North Carolina. The nonstop readings will take five days and will begin at noon on April 23, 2016 until about 6 am on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the museum, 5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. The event will be open to the public. Each reading also will be live streamed at https://nsp.performedia.com/rh/ncmh16/session/a1?output=frame and recorded for later viewing thanks to a grant from our friends at Red Hat (read more here). Burning Coal, the professional theatre company based in Raleigh, will produce the marathon. Participating companies are listed below. For additional information, please contact Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis at 919.834.4001

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Red Hat Confirms Technology Grant for Shakespeare Marathon


Red Hat logo as jpegBurning Coal Theatre Company is very happy to announce that Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has agreed to fund the live streaming and video recording of the upcoming Shakespeare Marathon.  Live Streaming Link can be found here:  https://nsp.performedia.com/rh/ncmh16/session/a1?output=frame

The Red Hat technology grant will fund the contracting of Performedia, Inc. of Washington, DC,  to live stream and record the entire 5 ½ day marathon reading of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays April 23 – 28, 2016 at the North Carolina Museum of History. The marathon commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

“Red Hat is proud to support the Shakespeare Marathon,” said John Adams, senior director of Global Brand Strategy and Management, Red Hat. “Encouraging community-powered collaboration and building a vital cultural commons resonates with our open source values, and helping Burning Coal with this project seemed a natural fit.” Read More »