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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 ›

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 ›