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Chloe Oilver stars as Effie in Iphigenia in Splott at Burning Coal

Effie, the Rough-and-Tumble Heroine of Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott at Burning Coal, Is a Welsh Lass Well Worth Knowing

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of Iphigenia in Splott, written by Welsh playwright Gary Owen and directed by Burning Coal’s co-founder and artistic director Jerome Davis, is a one-woman show. We meet Effie (Chloe Oliver), a rough-and-tumble Welsh girl from the community of Splott in the southern part of the city of Cardiff, Wales…. Read More ›

Jenny Anglum and Rob Jenkins star as Jacqueline and Bernard at RLT (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Fun and Fierce, RLT’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Will Have Viewers Laughing Every (Mis)Step of the Way

Don’t Dress for Dinner is a sassy French farce, as well as a comedy of errors of epic proportions. And, Raleigh Little Theatre’s version, directed by Patrick Torres, lives up to the bawdy, hilarious nature of the original script by Robin Hawdon, which itself is an adaptation of a Marc Camoletti play. The mishaps begin… Read More ›

Sheila Callaghan’s Crumble at Burning Coal Provides a Unique and Refreshing Perspective on Coping with Sorrow and Grief

The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival is a month-long celebration of plays written and directed by women. The plays produced for the festival feature diverse casts with diverse viewpoints, and showcase unique fare throughout the Triangle. The first show in this year’s lineup did not disappoint. Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), written by Sheila… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre's rendition of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner stars Michael Parker (left) as Robert, A.C. Donohue as Suzanne, and Rob Jenkins as Bernard (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Delightful Rendition of Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Laff-a-Minute Production

We start with quotes from reviews by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune, respectively: “Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention” and “Text book example of how to create the perfect farce.” Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner, under the direction… Read More ›

Worried stars (from left) Lebone Moses, Timika Hockaday-Brodie, Julia Drayton, Gerard M Williams, Emelia Me-Me Cowans-Taylor, Aya Wallace, Lucia Foster, Justin W. Peoples, Vincent Drayton, Ra'Chel Fowler, Viral Trivedi, Sean Wellington and Darryel Washington

Renée A. Nixon’s Worried at Burning Coal Is Entertaining, Enlightening, and Rewarding

Big or small, important or trivial, we’ve all got something that worries us. And so did a “baker’s dozen” of characters in Renée A. Nixon’s Worried, a new play that opened Friday night as part of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s “Wait Til You See This” second-stage series. In addition to entertainment, this play has a… Read More ›