Oakwood and History Plays

Oakwood and History Plays

Education:

Oakwood Cemetery Series

Every fall, Burning Coal Theatre presents a series of short plays from Raleigh and Triangle playwrights as outdoor theatre. NOTE: THE PERFORMANCE ON FRIDAY 9/30 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IAN.  WE ARE ADDING A 4 PM PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.  IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH YOUR TICKETS, DROP US A LINE AT 919.834.4001

Every October, Burning Coal Theatre partners with the historic Oakwood Cemetery to present a series of short plays based on the lives of people buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, their partners, neighbors, associates and nemeses’.

Playwrights from around the Triangle and sometimes beyond will craft these short plays that look at the comical, the tragic, the dastardly and the utterly heroic lives of those who came before and upon whose shoulders, for better and for worse, the Capital City was built.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
The 2022 Oakwood Cemetery Plays are on Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2022.  ‘Curtain’ is at 6:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday.  NOTE: THE PERFORMANCE ON FRIDAY 9/30 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IAN.  WE ARE ADDING A 4 PM PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.  IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH YOUR TICKETS, DROP US A LINE AT 919.834.4001

TICKETS are $20 (adults) and $10 (students) and are available at our online ticket sales (click here) for virtual tickets or by calling 919.834.4001.

The Video-On-Demand will be released on Friday, October 14th. It can be purchased now via the same ticket link, and a link to the video will be sent to you by 4pm on October 14th. You will have 48 hours to view once you click on the link.

This is a fundraising event for Burning Coal. All ticket sales go directly support Burning Coal’s 2022/23 Season. Your ticket will be a tax-deductible contribution.

LOCATION:  701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601.  You may drive into the cemetery and you will find our ticket table 100 yards up the driveway.

For additional information, please call 919.834.4001.

2022 Oakwood Cemetery Series

Dr. Thelma Johnson Roundtree and Mary Vernon Glenton by Salinda Tyson

Frankie Lumsden by Ian Finley

Argo’s Folly by Lydia Sbityakov

Lucy Capehart and her father, Bart Moore by Courtney Pisano

Eleanor Vass by Ken Walsh

The Fall of a Giant (Jack Johnson) by Bella Nesbith

Directors – George Jack and Nathalie Ray

Stage Manager – Sarah Gendron

Costumes & Properties – Cas Corum

Cast
Chris Acevedo – Herbert Norris (Argo’s Folly), William Graham (Patient as a Vulture), Cop (Fall of a Giant)

Kurt Benrud – Thomas Argo (Argo’s Folly), Robert (Fall of a Giant)
 
Kelly Buynitzky – Lucy Capehart (Lucy Capehart)
 
Dave Hackney – Cassius (Fall of a Giant)
 
Hazel Henderson – Frankie Lumsden, Sally Mae (Fall of a Giant)

Laura Jenkins – Lilla Shepard (Patient as a Vulture), Dr. Mary Glendon

Steven Jones – Jack Johnson (Fall of a Giant & Dr. Roundtree), John (Lucy Capehart)

Kameron Mills – Eleanor Vass (Patient as a Vulture)