2011/2012 Main Stage Shows


Written by Lucy Prebble

Directed by Jerome Davis


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


St. Nicholas

by Conor McPherson

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand



by Regina Taylor

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

co-production with Temple Theatre



by Kelly Doyle

Directed by Mark Sutch

Shape of the Table

by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis



2009/2010 Main Stage Shows


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


Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

by Angus McLachlan

Gee’s Bend

by Elyzabeth Wilder

Directed by Kathryn Milliken and Mark Williams


2008/2009 Main Stage Shows

The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis



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



Written by Ian Finley and Burning Coal

Directed by Jerome Davis



2007/2008 Main Stage Shows


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



Written by Regina Taylor

Directed by Rebecca Holderness


2006/2007 Main Stage Shows


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



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


Written by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

Juno and the Paycock

Written by Sean O’Casey

Directed by Jerome Davis



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

The following shows/events have passed.


Churchill’s Shorts

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Jun 20 – Jun 30, 2019

Written by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Stephen Eckert

Coproduced by CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina

All Tickets $15. Student Rush $5 at curtain, if available. Available by clicking on link above or by calling 919.834.4001 during business hours.

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 Burning Coal Theatre Company and CAM/Raleigh are proud to present CHURCHILL’S SHORTS, two short plays by Caryl Churchill.   FAR AWAY and A NUMBER are two short plays set in the near future, one about what happens when we abuse our environment (hint, it abuses back) and one about the impact of technology on family and society.


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Estimated run time: 2 hours.

2015/2016 Season


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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Written by Lee Hall

Directed by Jerome Davis 

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2017/2018 Season


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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2016/2017 Season


Written by David Hare

Directed by John Gulley


Written on the Heart

Written by David Edgar

Directed by Jerome Davis



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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Jan 24 – Feb 10, 2019

Written by Hannah Benitez

Directed by Jerome Davis

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In the late 60s/early 1970s, a meteor shot across the sportsworld, a young African American man named Arthur Ashe.  He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a ‘major’.  In 1970, the won the Australian Open and in 1975, wearing the ‘whites’ of the All-England Club, he defeated the brash Jimmy Connors to claim the Wimbledon crown.  But it was a little known competition that he entered in 1973, one that took him into the heart of Apartheid South Africa, that saw Ashe fight, and win, his greatest battle.  And it wasn’t on a tennis court.

Burning Coal has commissioned the rising young playwright Hannah Benitez to tell this little known story for the first time.

This production is suitable for ages 14 and up.


Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

The Weir

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Nov 29 – Dec 16, 2018

Written by Conor McPherson

Directed by Jerome Davis

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“There is no dark like a wintry night in the country. And there was a wind like this one tonight, howling and whistling in off the sea. You hear it under the door, and its like some one singing, singing in under the door at you. It was this type of night. Am I setting the scene for you?

All the boys have gathered, as they will do, in the pub, to tell their oft told ghostly tales. But tonight is a different night. Because a young woman, Valerie, has arrived in town. And she’s never heard their tales before. But then, again … they haven’t heard hers.

This production is suitable for ages 16 and up.

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.


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Oct 11 – Oct 28, 2018

Written by David Hare

Directed by Lillian White

Stuff Happens ad (002)“I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me.”

In March, 2003, we invaded a sovereign country, looking for weapons of mass destruction.  Fifteen years later … still looking.  Shortly after the beginning of this event, playwright David Hare (Skylight), wrote a blistering play, based on interviews he conducted, and on his own imagination, they guessed at what might have been going on behind the scenes with Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, Wolfowitz, etc.  In the 15 intervening years, no one has come forward to suggest that he got any facts wrong.  On the anniversary of this ignoble event, we are proud to open our 22nd season with this critical piece of theatre and history.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

2012/2013 Main Stage Shows


Written by Lerner & Lowe

Directed by Emily Ranii


Shining City

Written by Conor Mcpherson

Directed by Jerome Davis


As You Like It

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Mark Sutch

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Written by C.P. Taylor

Directed by Ian Finley

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Written by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

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