Second Stage

Second Stage

June 2024 :

Second Stage Season

Every year, Burning Coal Theatre uses its theatre space in Raleigh, NC to foster young and emerging innovative theatre talent in a series of new works and plays in the summer months. For more, see below. 

The 2024 Second Stage series will include four unique productions, each performing for six performances over three weeks. See below for show details, dates, etc.

Second Stage, also known as our “Wait ‘Til You See This!” series, is typically performed in repertory in June at our usual space, the Murphey School Auditorium (224 Polk St., Raleigh, NC 27604). It is an opportunity to experiment with form, present new works, and / or collaborate with up-and-coming artists.

There is no physical second performance location at Burning Coal’s space. The name is derived from the type of work typically seen on the smaller upstairs or second stages of larger theatres. Historically, these spaces have been a hub for new, innovative and contemporary works – exactly what we aim to bring to our summer series. 

We are thrilled to bring in four different Triangle-area professional-level  performing artists and groups to present a wide array of unique work from June 5 – 23, 2024:

 
Learn more about each piece (including CONTENT WARNINGS) in the tabs below and catch them all to support local, professional, visceral theatre.
 
Burning Coal is committed to contributing as much as possible to the vitality of the Triangle’s theater community. That’s why, in addition to presenting four Main Stage plays each year, we also make our Murphey School Auditorium available to up-and-coming performing artists for our Second Stage Series.
 

Radio by Al Smith directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson, produced by Burning Coal Theatre Co.

Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 8th at 4:30 pm

Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 16th at 4:30 pm

Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 23rd at 2 pm

 

Ex-Boyfriends by Dani Coan directed by Barbette Hunter and Amelia Lumpkin, produced by Dani Coan

Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 pm

Friday, June 7th at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 12th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 15th at 4:30 pm

Saturday, June 22nd at 2 pm

Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm

 

 

Ghosts, by Lucius Richardson and Jerome Davis, directed by Jerome Davis, produced by Burning Coal Theatre Co.

Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm

Sunday, June 9th at 4:30 pm

Friday, June 14th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 15th at 2 pm

Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 22nd at 4:30 pm

 

Home by Samm-Art Williams, directed by Jade Arnold, produced by Pure Life Theatre

Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 9th at 2 pm

Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 16th at 2 pm

Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 pm

Burning Coal Theatre Presents:
 
RADIO
 
by Al Smith
directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson
Featuring Ben Apple
On the Burning Coal Theatre Stage
 

Dates:
Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 8th at 4:30 pm
Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 16th at 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 23rd at 2 pm

Tickets: $10.00

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Pure Life Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Present:
 
Home
 
by Samm-Art Williams 
directed by Jade Arnold 
On the Burning Coal Theatre Stage
 

Dates: 

Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 9th at 2 pm

Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 16th at 2 pm

Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20-$32.50

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Dani Coan and and Burning Coal Theatre PRESENT:
 
Ex-Boyfriends
 
Written by Dani Coan, directed by Barbette Hunter and Amelia Lumpkin
 the Burning Coal Theatre stage

 
Synopsis:   Still to come.
 

Dates: 

Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 pm

Friday, June 7th at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 12th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 15th at 4:30 pm

Saturday, June 22nd at 2 pm

Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm

Tickets: $10

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 Burning Coal Theatre PRESENTS:

Ghosts, adapted by Lucius Robinson and Jerome Davis, directed by Jerome Davis, featuring Lucius Robinson

On the Burning Coal Theatre Stage

 

Synopsis:  Raleigh native and current Baltimore-based actor Lucius Robinson returns to Raleigh to perform every role in Ibsen’s great tragedy.

Dates:

Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm

Sunday, June 9th at 4:30 pm

Friday, June 14th at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 15th at 2 pm

Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 22nd at 4:30 pm

Tickets: $10.00 – $25.00
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