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Stephen LeTrent as the grown-up title character in Burning Coal Theatre Company's two-part musical stage adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure" (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Burning Coal’s “Jude the Obscure” Is a Two-Part Musical Adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Novel

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 -- flanked by Triangle theater veterans Jade Arnold (left) and Lucius Robinson -- is splendid as the young English King in "Henry V (on Trapeze)" (photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.)

You Gotta Have a Gimmick: And “Henry V” Soars on Low-Flying Trapezes at Burning Coal Theatre

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.

This scene from "Henry V (on Trapeze)" depicts the death of Falstaff and features (from left) Eileen Little, Jenn Suchanec, Lucius Robinson, and Jade Arnold (photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Shakespeare Takes Flight in “Henry V (On Trapeze)”

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.

New York actor Nick Berg Barnes stars as Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

British Dramatist Lucy Prebble’s Play “Enron” Turns a U.S. Financial Scandal into a Multimedia Spectacle

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.”

Brothers Grant Neale (left) and Randy Neale star in as the Fool and King Lear in "The Fool's Lear"

Brothers Grant and Randy Neale Provide Bellylaughs and Onstage Pyrotechnics in “The Fool’s Lear”

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.