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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 ›

Ian L. Finley’s The Greeks Explores the Oedipus Trilogy on June 9-25 at CAM Raleigh

You might already know how Oedipus Rex is going to end. If you do not, but you know what the Freud’s “Oedipus complex” is, you can likely predict the play’s climactic realization. In the mid-Fifth Century BCE, Sophocles — arguably the most celebrated Greek tragedian in history — wrote a trilogy collectively known as the… Read More ›

Burning Coal Theatre Company STC Sr. performed on July 29th and 30th in Murphey School Auditorium

Ian Finley Made Burning Coal’s STC Sr.’s Antigone Feel Timely and Current

It’s great to see solid young talent on stage! It’s especially nice when they’re doing an exceptional job with a first-rate script. The talent is this year’s graduates of Burning Coal Theatre’s Summer Theatre Conservatory (STC Sr). The script is Ian Finley’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone. Finley’s adaptation of Antigone begins with a fresh-faced Chorus… Read More ›

In the Open Doors Short Play Festival, the Great Overwhelms the Not-So-Great

Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh is a relatively new theater space in the Triangle, but it has really jumped in and made a big splash on the local theater scene. Not only has it offered a wonderful and eclectic lineup of shows; but it regularly sponsors workshops and classes, and shares its gorgeous space with… Read More ›