Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Ian Finley, Jerome Davis, and Bruce Benedict’s two-part musical stage adaptation of “Jude the Obscure,” based on the 1895 novel by English novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), on April 12-15, 19-22, and 26-29 and May 3-5 in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, near the Historic Oakwood Section of downtown Raleigh, NC.
New York actor Dan Loeser is simply splendid as the young but no longer boyish King Henry V of England. Formerly a playboy prince who was the boon companion of all manner low-life degenerates, such as the portly drunken knight Sir John Falstaff, Prince Hal is now a picture of sobriety as King Henry; and Loeser plays him with palpable charisma and the laser-like intensity of the young Marlon Brando.
Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC and the aerial theater company Fight or Flight of New York City are teaming up to stage “Henry V (On Trapeze),” a high-flying production of the circa 1599 English history play by Elizabethan dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616), on Dec. 1-4, 8-11, and 15-18 in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, near the Historic Oakwood Section of downtown Raleigh.
Director Jerry Davis claims, “Like [William Shakespeare’s] Richard III, Enron is full of passion, wit, and bad behavior; and — just when you think it’s going to be a lecture — it turns on a dime and reveals something about human nature that is both exhilarating, shocking and, frankly, part of what makes living so worthwhile.”
The Nomad Theatrical Company’s pixilated — and at times achingly poignant — performance of “The Fool’s Lear,” a delightful dramedy that concludes its all-too-brief Triangle run at 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, unleashes a dazzling display of onstage pyrotechnics as dramatist Randy Neale plays the prideful King Lear and director Grant Neale portrays his motley Fool and staunchest supporter who sticks with the temperamental monarch after Lear falls on hard times and all of his other retainers desert him.