Every fall, Burning Coal Theatre presents a series of short plays from Raleigh and Triangle playwrights as outdoor theatre.
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 were held on Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2022.
Virtual Recording Ticket Available Through October 31
Although the live performances are now over, you can still buy tickets to Oakwood Heavyweights Video-On-Demand Recording through Monday, October 31st!
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 7th. It can be purchased and viewed now through October 31st.
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
Click here to view the digital program
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
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)