Tag: 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 ›
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 ›
Prepare to meet Tommy at a crucial moment in his life. It is late night; he has stepped out to buy a bag of “chips” (the Irish word for a product similar to French fries). And he found himself intervening to rescue Aimee, a young woman who was being assaulted. Now he has brought Aimee… Read More ›
Honest Pint Theatre Co. and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s joint production of The Night Alive by Irish playwright and screenwriter Conor McPherson, which is playing now through Feb. 26th at NRACT, is a kind of nihilist joke. “What is the purpose of life if we keep on making the same mistakes?” director Susannah… Read More ›
All the Lonely People: Burning Coal’s Rendition of “Shining City” Is Riveting But Ultimately Unsatisfying
The Beatles’ famously reclusive song subject Eleanor Rigby has nothing on the motley quartet of characters that people Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s often riveting but ultimately unsatisfying production of Conor McPherson’s Irish ghost story, “Shining City,” which is set in a psychiatrist’s office in a newly gentrified section of modern-day Dublin, Ireland.