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Burning Coal Theatre Company Touchingly Performs Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1980 play Talley’s Folly, Lanford Wilson teaches many of us a new meaning for the word “folly,” which is an almost-synonym for gazebo. It’s an outdoor structure that is, simply, a folly — something with no purpose. It’s there to be there. Joel Soren creates a delightful folly, bespangled with ivy,… Read More ›

Burning Coal’s Delightful Production of Talley’s Folly Is an Early Valentine’s Day Treat

From the post-holiday lull and frigid temperatures of January, Raleigh, NC audiences are invited into the languid Missouri summer of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of Talley’s Folly, directed by John Gulley. This award-winning two-character play, written by Lanford Wilson (1937-2011), is a delectable pas de deux between two unlikely suitors. The show begins… Read More ›

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 ›