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Burning Coal’s Camelot Breathes Modern Life into This Tale of Love and Chivalry

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of Camelot breathes modern life into the beloved tale of love, chivalry, and the power of ideas, in a way that is both inspiring and timely. Lerner and Loewe’s classic 1960 Broadway musical might easily be seen as passé in our current technological world, but it doesn’t take long to… Read More ›

Clare Bayley’s The Container at CAM Raleigh Is a Visceral Look at Immigration Horrors

My entire body was jolted by the clanging sound of the doors as they were slammed shut and locked us into the tight industrial steel space, located only steps from the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh. Just moments prior I had been a part of the world outside, where people were taking in a pleasant… Read More ›

Burning Coal’s Oakwood: 150 Years Young Oct. 4-6 Was a Chilling But Enlightening Experience

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s recent presentation of Oakwood: 150 Years Young, written by Ian L. Finley, Rebecca Wyrick, and Brook North, directed by George Jack, performed Oct. 4-6 at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC, was a chilling but enlightening experience. Every actor really did a great job at mixing storytelling with audience interaction…. Read More ›

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Churchill’s Shorts at CAM/Raleigh: 4 Apples + 2 Olivers + 1 Filiaci = Plenty of Food for Thought

The plays of British playwright Caryl Churchill could be described as “complex” and “cerebral,” and her works are not new to the Triangle area stage. Tiny Engine Theatre’s 2016 Cloud Nine and Raleigh Ensemble Players’ 2008 The Skriker come to mind. Both of those productions left me impressed but a bit bewildered, and I will… Read More ›

Oakwood at 150 Celebrates the Raleigh Cemetery’s Sesquicentennial with Colorful Tales from the Crypt on May 17-19

This year marks the sesquicentennial — that’s 150 years to those who are not inclined to word-nerdery — of the founding of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC. So, it is fitting that with Oakwood at 150, directed by George Jack, Burning Coal Theatre Company continues its annual tradition of bringing to life the… Read More ›