Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series, Wait Til You See This, is presented in collaboration with young and emerging artists and companies.

Wait Til You See This 2021

Jun 10 – Jun 27, 2021

Written by Zodwa Nyoni and Dennis Kelly

Directed by Jordan Lichtenheld and Ana Radulescu

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Where Are We Going?
Summer Second Stage Series






by Zodwa NyonI
directed by Jordan Lichtenheld
June 10, 12, 18, 24 & 26th at 7:30 pm/June 20th @ 2 pm 


in repertory with



by Dennis Kelly
directed by Ana Radulescu
June 11, 17, 19, 25th at 7:30 pm/June 13 & 27th at 2 pm

All Tickets $10 available HERE or at the door.

June 10 – 27, 2021
Thursdays  – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm 


Nine Lives is the second play from Zimbabwe born playwright Zodwa Nyoni.  It concerns the journey of a young gay African man who is seeking asylum in the UK.  The young man, Ishmael, lives out of a suitcase.  As he struggles to convince the government of his need for asylum, he comes to see the UK as a cold, aloof and heartless place.  Until he meets a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks.  A single mother with a low-paying job, she represents for him a lifeline to the future.  But how can their friendship ever be what each needs it to be?  When it premiered in 2016, the press said “This is a snapshot, but it’s a truthful one and suggests that Nyoni,  is a playwright well worth watching.”

Girls and Boys by Dennis Kelly premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in February 2018 and transferred later that year to the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, starring Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, The Dig).  It tells the harrowing tale of a young upwardly mobile woman who is a business woman, a wife, a mother of two young children.  In short, she has it all.  But can she keep it?  Based loosely on Euripides’ Medea, this tour de force one-woman show was called “phenomenal ” and “gripping” when it premiered.

NOTE:  30 tickets will be available for each live performance.  We will also sell livestreaming tickets for each date’s performance.

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.


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