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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 ›

Illuminated Dresses at Burning Coal Is Interesting, Moving, and Enlightening

It is always very gratifying (as well as illuminating) to hear another person “speak from the heart.” Debra Kaufman and OdysseyStage’s production of Illuminated Dresses, currently playing in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, offers the rare opportunity to witness more than a dozen individual women as they delve into the… Read More ›

The Agape Theatre Project’s Rendition of Samm-Art Williams’ Dramedy The Dance on Widow’s Row Is a Fast and Frivolous Farcical Feast

Our hats are off to director Terra C. Hodge and producer Kenneth Hinton Sr. for this opener of the Agape Theatre Project’s second season: The Dance on Widow’s Row by North Carolina playwright Samm-Art Williams — a fast and frivolous farcical feast playing through Sunday, May 12th, at Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium,… 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 ›