Oakwood and History Plays

Oakwood and History Plays


Oakwood & Other History Plays

Performance Dates: Oct 1-3, 2021

Every fall, Burning Coal Theatre presents a series of short plays from Raleigh and Triangle playwrights as outdoor theatre.  See below for more information. 

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.

The 2021 Oakwood Cemetery Plays will take place October 1 – 3, 2021.  Performances are Friday and Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.  Chairs will be provided.

TICKETS are $20 (adults) and $10 (students) and are available at our online ticket sales (click here) and can also be purchased at the ‘door’ to the cemetery.  Tickets

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.

*If the pandemic is still in effect, we will present the performances in a socially distanced manner.

For additional information, please call 919.834.4001.