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The cast includes (from left) Jordan Wolfe, Lucius Robinson, and Emily Rieder (photo by David Rauch)

The Ghosts That Haunt Our Lives Is the Subject of The Weir by Conor McPherson

When the curtain rises on Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of The Weir by Connor McPherson, it’s a dreary, windy night at a remote pub in Ireland. Two locals, Jim (Lucius Robinson) and Jack (Simon Kaplan), drink beer to stave off the cold. They talk with the bar’s owner, Brendan (Jordan Wolfe), about the weather;… Read More ›

The Weir stars (from left) Jordan Wolfe, Emily Rieder, and Lucius Robinson (photo by David Rauch)

The Weir at Burning Coal Features a Grand Script, Five Skilled Actors, and a Wise Director

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of The Weir, which opened on Thursday, Nov. 29th, in the Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, is Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis’ favorite play. This is the second time he has produced it at Burning Coal, the first time being in 2000. The Weir earned the 1999… Read More ›

David Hare’s Stuff Happens, Now Playing at Burning Coal in Raleigh, Is Excellent

Stuff Happens, a 2004 West End, 2005 Los Angeles, and 2006 Off-Broadway play by Sir David Hare, now playing in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, gets its name from a comment made by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during President George W. Bush’s first term. He referred to the after-battle… Read More ›

Chloe Oilver stars as Effie in Iphigenia in Splott at Burning Coal

Effie, the Rough-and-Tumble Heroine of Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott at Burning Coal, Is a Welsh Lass Well Worth Knowing

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of Iphigenia in Splott, written by Welsh playwright Gary Owen and directed by Burning Coal’s co-founder and artistic director Jerome Davis, is a one-woman show. We meet Effie (Chloe Oliver), a rough-and-tumble Welsh girl from the community of Splott in the southern part of the city of Cardiff, Wales…. Read More ›

Sheila Callaghan’s Crumble at Burning Coal Provides a Unique and Refreshing Perspective on Coping with Sorrow and Grief

The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival is a month-long celebration of plays written and directed by women. The plays produced for the festival feature diverse casts with diverse viewpoints, and showcase unique fare throughout the Triangle. The first show in this year’s lineup did not disappoint. Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), written by Sheila… Read More ›