2011/2012 Main Stage Shows


Enron

Written by Lucy Prebble

Directed by Jerome Davis

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Henry V (on Trapeze)

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Steven Cole Hughes

Coproduced by Fight or Flight

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Man of La Mancha

Written by Darion, Leigh and Wasserman

Directed by Tea Alagic

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Jude the Obscure, Part 1 (of 2)

Written by Thomas Hardy

Directed by Jerome Davis

Adapted by Ian Finley, Jerome Davis and Bruce Benedict

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2010/2011 Main Stage Shows


To Kill A Mockingbird

by Harper Lee/Christopher Sergel

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

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St. Nicholas

by Conor McPherson

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

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Crowns

by Regina Taylor

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

co-production with Temple Theatre

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Blue

by Kelly Doyle

Directed by Mark Sutch

Shape of the Table

by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

 

2009/2010 Main Stage Shows


Hair

by Ragni, Rado & McDermott

Directed by Mark Sutch

Choreographed by Robin Harris

 

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Emily Ranii

 

The Seafarer

by Conor McPherson

Directed by Jerome Davis

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Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

by Angus McLachlan

Gee’s Bend

by Elyzabeth Wilder

Directed by Kathryn Milliken and Mark Williams

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2008/2009 Main Stage Shows


The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

Hysteria

Written by Terry Johnson

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

 

Way to Heaven

Written by Juan Mayorga

Adapted by David Johnston

Directed by Matthew Earnest

 

1960

Written by Ian Finley and Burning Coal

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

 

2007/2008 Main Stage Shows


Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Written by Carson Kreitzer

Directed by Emily Ranii

 

Inherit the Wind

Written by Lawrence & Lee

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

Crowns

Written by Regina Taylor

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

 

2006/2007 Main Stage Shows


1776

Written by Stone and Edwards

Directed by Matthew Earnest

Einstein’s Dreams

Written by Kipp Cheng

Adapted from the novella by Alan Lightman

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

 

Pentecost

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by David Henderson

 

2005/2006 Main Stage Shows


The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

A New War

Written by Gip Hoppe

Directed by Brendan Hughes

 

Map of the World

Written by David Hare

Directed by Roger Smart

 

Miss Julie

Written by Kelsey Egan and Jack Lienke

Adapted from Strindberg

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

2004/2005 Main Stage Shows


James Joyce’s The Dead

Written by Richard Nelson and Shawn Davey

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

90 in 90

Written by Jerome Oster

in repertory with

Safe House

Written by Lydia Stryk

Directed by Carnessa Ottelin and Jodie McAuliffe

Lipstick Traces

Written by Rude Mechs of Austin, Texas

Directed by Matthew Earnest

 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Written by Dario Fo

Directed by Jerome Davis

2003/2004 Main Stage Shows


All the King’s Men

Written by Adrian Hall

Directed by Adrian Hall

 

Waiting for Godot

Written by Samuel Beckett

Directed by David Henderson

 

The Man Who Tried to Save the World

Written by Jerome Davis & Floraine Kay

Directed by Matthew Earnest

 

2002/2003 Main Stage Shows


Travesties

Written by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

Juno and the Paycock

Written by Sean O’Casey

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

Tartuffe

Written by Moliere

Directed by Emma Griffin

 

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Written by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Carman-maria Mandley

 

 

Past Productions & Events

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1997/1998 Main Stage Shows


Rat in the Skull

Written by Ronald Hutchinson

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

Love’s Labours Lost

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

 

Pentecost

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

 

2017/2018 Season


Darkside

Written by Tom Stoppard and Pink Floyd 

Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir

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Peter Pan and Wendy

Adapted by Lillian White

Directed by Lillian White

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The Normal Heart

Written by Larry Kramer

Directed by Emily Ranii

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King Charles III

Written by Mike Bartlett

Directed by Karen O’Brien

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The 19th Amendment Project


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Aug 17 – Aug 30, 2020

Written by Various

Directed by Various

Coproduced by The League of Women Voters of Wake County

Each film will cost $2 to view between its release date and September 30, 2020, or $25 for the entire 14 play cycle.

19th graphic Burning Coal Theatre is pleased to present The 19th Amendment Project, a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights working today, writing on the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago and its ongoing impact.  Each of the 14 plays will be released virtually, one at a time, between August Aug 17 – 30 at 7 pm EST.  Tickets for one viewing of each 10 minute play will be $2 (or buy the whole series for $25) and each will be available from the day each play is released through the end of September, 2020. 

The playwrights expected to participate include Clare Bayley, Hannah Benitez, Susana Cook, Kelly Doyle, Jennifer Natalya Fink, Magdalena Gomez, Tamara Kissane, Carrie Knowles, Deb Margolin, Ruth Margraff, Kate Morris, MJ Perrin, Elaine Romero, Prageeta Sharma and Ariel Zetina.

The producing arts organizations will include Agape Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre, the Gilbert Theatre, The Justice Theatre Project, NC Central University Theatre, the North Carolina Theatre, the North Carolina Opera, Raleigh Little Theatre, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Theatre in the Park, William Peace University Theatre and the Women’s Theatre Festival.

NOTE:  Subscribers to our 2020/2021 season get this series free.  CLICK HERE to subscribe.

 Our production partner is The League of Women Voters of Wake County

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Estimated run time: 2 hours.

2015/2016 Season


Asylum 

Written by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller Directed by Nicki Miller

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The Wiz 

Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls

Book by William F. Brown 

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Music Director Julie Florin

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Blue Sky

Written by Clare Bayley

Directed by Gus Heagerty 

Coproduced by CAM/Raleigh

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Spoonface Steinberg 

Written by Lee Hall

Directed by Jerome Davis 

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2016/2017 Season


Skylight

Written by David Hare

Directed by John Gulley

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Written on the Heart

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis

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Heisenberg 

Written by Simon Stephens 

Directed by Emily Ranii

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The Royale 

Written by Marco Ramirez 

Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo

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2014/2015 Season


The Iron Curtain Trilogy (Pentecost, The Shape of the Table, The Prisoner’s Dilemma)

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis 

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Emily Ranii 

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Sunday in the Park with George 

Written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lepine

Directed by Jerome Davis 

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2012/2013 Main Stage Shows


Brigadoon

Written by Lerner & Lowe

Directed by Emily Ranii

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Shining City

Written by Conor Mcpherson

Directed by Jerome Davis

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As You Like It

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Mark Sutch

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Good

Written by C.P. Taylor

Directed by Ian Finley

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Ruined

Written by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

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Oakwood: 150 Years Young


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Oct 4 – Oct 6, 2019

6:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$20  adults
$10  students

Oakwood Cemetery

Written by Ian Finley and others

Directed by George Jack

Coproduced by Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Flyer Fall 2019Burning Coal Celebrates 150 Years of the Oakwood Cemetery

Past favorite Oakwood plays re-mounted for monumental anniversary celebration!

RALEIGH, NC – Oakwood Cemetery turns 150 years old this Fall and Burning Coal Theatre will celebrate with a compilation of favorite short plays from the past decade written for the Oakwood Series.  Playwright Ian Finley (past North Carolina Piedmont Laureate) will be featured among this year’s writers.   Each year, Burning Coal and Oakwood Cemetery team up to produce a series of plays about the inhabitants of Oakwood on the historic site.  Burning Coal is Oakwood Cemetery’s oldest community partner having collaborated on Oakwood Series for the past 15 years.  This anniversary year, we reflect on the cemetery’s past and the history of the Oakwood Series by reimagining favorite stories and play adaptations. Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

Sunday in the Park with George


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Apr 9 – May 3, 2015

Written by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

Directed by Jerome Davis

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece about the painter Georges Seurat and his obsessive quest to create the painting that would define his life, his city, and his time.  The second act then moves forward in time to look at George’s great grandson and his own fight to make art in a world where beauty often takes a backseat to commerce.  This remarkable work remains one of only three American musicals ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Includes the timeless Sondheim classics Finishing the Hat, Putting it Together, Children and Art and Move On.

Learn more about the history of the show and more here on our website created by Laura Owens and Madeline Kvale.

 

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Sunday in the Park with George Trailer from Long Street Media on Vimeo.