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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 ›

Characterizations Are Finely Carved in Burning Coal’s Production of The Great Celestial Cow

People from India are well represented in our culturally diverse North Carolina Triangle community. So, it only fitting that Burning Coal Theatre Company would give us a glimpse into one family expatriated from India. The particular family in this play, The Great Celestial Cow, by Sue Townsend, settle in Leicester, England back in the 20th… Read More ›

Ashe in Johannesburg stars Joel Oramas as Arthur Ashe and Jackie Markham as Althea Gibson

Hannah Benitez’s Ashe in Johannesburg at Burning Coal Is a Smashing Theatrical Experience

Burning Coal Theatre Company, located in the Murphey School on Polk Street in Raleigh, NC, has been producing socially important productions for 22 years, under the artistic directorship of Jerome Davis. Davis recently commissioned Hannah Benitez, a rising star of playwriting, to reveal the events surrounding tennis champion Arthur Ashe’s visit to Johannesburg, South Africa… Read More ›

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s World Premiere of Hannah Benitez’s Ashe in Johannesburg Is Entertaining and Informative

The Burning Coal Theatre Company, under the leadership of artistic director Jerome Davis, continues to produce fresh and thought-provoking plays for Triangle audiences. Burning Coal has commissioned Hannah Benitez to write a new play and the resulting production, Ashe in Johannesburg, opened last evening. The titular Ashe, refers to Arthur Ashe, a professional tennis player… Read More ›