ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG


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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.

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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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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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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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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CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe


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Dec 5 – Dec 22, 2019

Written by Lerner & Loewe

Directed by Jerome Davis

Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.  And we've added Saturday matinees on 12/14 and 12/21 at 2 pm! NOTE: TALK BACK with cast following performance on Friday, December 20th (free to all ticket holders for Camelot). 


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CAMELOT
by Lerner & Loewe
directed by Jerome Davis
Based on T.H. White’s beloved novel, Camelot is about the legendary King Arthur, the love of his life, the Lady Guinevere, and the man who Arthur saw as a son, the young Sir Lancelot.  It is a musical about the dream of a better place and the battle to create such a place.  Featuring classics such as CamelotThe Lusty Month of May, If Ever I Would Leave You and C’est Moi. Read More »

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson


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Jan 23 – Feb 9, 2020

Written by Lanford Wilson

Directed by John Gulley

Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.


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Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson
Directed by John Gulley
Lanford Wilson’s beautiful and funny Pulitzer Prize winning 1980 play introduces us to Matt Friedman and Sally Talley, who come together, for better or for worse, in a gazebo on a river bank in Missouri in 1944.  The New York Times called the play “… a valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding in each other a respite from loneliness.”

Talkback with Sheldon Bleiweiss* on Sunday, February 2 immediately following the 2 pm matinee.
Actor Talkback – Friday, February 7 immediately following 7:30 pm performance. 

Both free to all ticketholders from all dates.

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Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

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.

CAST

Ben Apple
Mark Filiaci
Chloe Oliver
Julie Oliver

Graphics by Sara Method Read More »

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Iphigenia in Splott


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Burning Coal has been invited to bring its production of Gary Owen’s play IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT directed by Jerome Davis and starring Chloe Oliver to the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC July 12, 13, 20 & 21 at the Plum: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. If you are going to be in DC and want to come support Burning Coal, or if you have friends in DC who would enjoy this play, tickets may be purchased at https://www.capitalfringe.org/event/iphigenia-in-splott/.

WARNING:  Strong Language.

“… a career-best performance…” “… in a tough, thought provoking production.” – Byron Woods, IndyWeek
“Five Stars.  Stunning.” – Ravelle Brickman, DC Metro

 

Estimated run time: 1 hours.

2019-2020 Season!


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THE CONTAINER
 by Clare Bayley
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo
In a collaboration with Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum, Gab Smith, Executive Director
October 10 – 27, 2019
at CAM/Raleigh – 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 and 9 pm
Sundays at 2 and 4 pm
Note:  This production will take place in a shipping container on the grounds of CAM/Raleigh

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe
Directed by Jerome Davis
December 5 – 22, 2019
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson
Directed by John Gulley
The Pulitzer Prize winning comedy/drama from 1980 about two of society’s outcasts who come together in a gazebo in rural Missouri in 1944
January 23 – February 9, 2020
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rebecca Holderness
The true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 1900s pioneer in astronomy at a time when a woman wasn’t even allowed to touch a telescope 
April 9 – 26, 2020
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

To purchase tickets for individual productions, please click on the individual links above or call 919.834.4001.

 

Past Productions & Events

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