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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 ›

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Southern Gothic Story of Racial Injustice, Is Burning Coal’s Season-Opener

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 2010-11 season with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Christopher Sergel’s 1990 dramatization of Harper Lee’s award-winning 1960 Southern Gothic novel about racial injustice, on Sept. 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26 in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. Among other awards, Harper Lee’s first and only novel won the 1961… Read More ›

Directed and Performed by Youths Aged 17-20, “Columbinus” Delivers a Powerful Anti-Bullying Message

This show is about all the things that teenagers so desperately need to say, but often don’t have the words to express, and about the way all teenagers’ thoughtless actions and careless words can wound their fellow students so deeply that they feel like outcasts at their own school.