2020-2021 Season at Burning Coal


Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2020/2021 Season, Going Places!, a season of plays about people who are on the move, setting out for new horizons, new destinies, and new hopes. 

TO SUBSCRIBE NOW, CLICK HERE or call us at 919.834.4001

QUESTION:  What if I subscribe and the season or part of the season doesn’t happen?
ANSWER:  There are four ways you can respond in this circumstance. 
     1 – ask for a full refund for any shows not presented;
     2 – make your subscription a tax deductible contribution to the season;
     3 – roll a part or all of your subscription into the next season; or
     4 – if, for instance, two of the shows are not able to happen, you can change your 1 ticket to each of those 2 shows into 
     two tickets for each of the remaining two shows.

But we are all hoping to move forward with all of the season, as set forth below!

One Hundred Words For Snow image for websiteA HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW by Tatty Hennessy
directed by Jerome Davis
October 8 – 25, 2020
When the 15 year old Rory experiences loss for the first time in her young life, it inspires her to set out on a journey to honor a lost friend.  Her brain is telling her, don’t go, don’t go!  But her heart knows that she must. 

 

 

Evita image for websiteEVITA by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
directed by Lillian White
December 3 – 20, 2020
Eva Peron is from the wrong side of the tracks.  But she ain’t stayin’ there long.  She’s on a one-way trajectory, and that one way is up.  If she has to kick a few people aside in the process, then so be it.  One of Webber’s best scores, this show contains “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”, “A New Argentina”, “Another Suitcase, Another Hall” and “Buenos Aires”.  

5th of July image for websiteFIFTH OF JULY by Lanford Wilson
directed by Jerome Davis
January 28 – February 14, 2021
In this ‘sequel’ to Talley’s Folly, the date is July 5th, the year is 1975, and Sally has returned home to deal with the family.  But can this family be dealt with?  And will Sally be able to cut loose from this old house once and for all, or will she find herself pulled back in by its charm, its danger, and its memories?  Burning Coal is proud to announce that Trish Hawkins, the original Sally Talley in the Broadway production of Talley’s Folly will reclaim the role, 30 years on, for which she is most known. 

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THE THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov
directed by Randolph Curtis Rand
April 8 – 25, 2021
Irina, Masha and Olga live a charmed life.  Their country estate is filled regularly with admirers, their younger brother dotes upon them, and the servants are at their beck and call.  But something is changing, something unspoken.  They sense it.  And they know that if they are going to go to Moscow, they had better go now.

 

19th Amendment Project graphic 1Mainstage Series (4 play season) are $80 apiece (a 20% savings)
Breakfast Club Series (mainstage plus 3 play 2nd stage series) – $110
And if you subscribe to either series, you will receive a free ticket to our exciting 19th AMENDMENT PROJECT!, a celebration of the passage of this historic 19th Amendment (August 20 – 30, 2020).

To Subscribe, click here or call 919.834.4001

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson


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Sep 10 – Sep 25, 2020

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Rebecca Holderness

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


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In light of the global virus, we have decided, for the first time in our company’s 23 year history, to postpone a production.  We will be moving SILENT SKY to September 10 – 25, 2020. If you already have tickets, we will get in touch with you shortly to offer alternative dates.  If you haven’t bought tickets yet and want to, give us a call at 919.834.4001 or watch this space for the new dates shortly.

-Jerome Davis/Artistic Director

 

 SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Rebecca Holderness
Lauren Gunderson’s funny and charming play about Henrietta Leavitt, a woman who wanted nothing but to be allowed to work in the field of her choice, astronomy.  But when she began at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, women weren’t even allowed to touch a telescope, let alone take credit for the awesome discover that she would soon make.

Estimated run time: 1.75 hours.

Wait Til You See This 2020


Jun 17 – Jun 28, 2020

Tickets to ACCORD(ing) $15 apiece. Tickets to SELENE $20 per car. Call 919.834.4001 to book or purchase through links below.

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SUMMER 2020
SECOND STAGE SERIES!

ACCORD(ing) by Bronwen Carson and Vieve Radha Price
June 17 –  28, 2020
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
presented in collaboration with SoundingLine Arts and TÉA Creative

The live performance dates are now past, but if you would like to watch the show ‘virtually’ you may purchase a ‘ticket’ by CLICKING HERE and selecting “JUNE 29th”

If you purchase a ticket now, you will also get, FREE, a one-hour documentary about the making of ACCORD(ing), “Theatre in the Time of Covid”, directed by David Ray.

Click Here for the virtual playbill.

Selene and the Dream Eater by Erin Amlicke
Directed by Lillian White
A Drive In Parking Lot Play
June 28th at 7:30 pm (one performance only)
Tickets:  $20 per car – reservations a MUST.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.
Click Here for the virtual playbill.

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Estimated run time: 1 hours.

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.

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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.  Tickets to view 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, Bulldog Theatre Ensemble, 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.

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

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Estimated run time: 2 hours.

 

Past Productions & Events

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