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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 ›

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 ›