Burning Coal Theatre’s Art Is a Must-See Work of Art

Burning Coal Theatre Company will stage Yasmina Reza's Art on Jan. 27-Feb. 13 in Raleigh's Murphey School Auditorium

I’m sure everyone has heard the expression: “I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like.” Rest assured: a visit to Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, will remedy that — you will know plenty about Yasmina Reza’s Art, and you will definitely like it. French dramatist Yasmina… Continue reading Burning Coal Theatre’s Art Is a Must-See Work of Art

Juan Isler Sparkles in Yasmina Reza’s 1998 Tony Award®-Winning Comedy, Art, at Burning Coal

Burning Coal Theatre Company will stage Yasmina Reza's Art on Jan. 27-Feb. 13 in Raleigh's Murphey School Auditorium

When the curtain rises on Burning Coal Theatre Company’s production of French playwright Yasmina Reza’s 1994 Paris, 1996 London, and 1998 Broadway comedy, Art, translated into English by Christopher Hampton and directed for Burning Coal by Ken Hinton, Serge (Preston Campbell) has just purchased a new painting. It is a plain white canvas with a… Continue reading Juan Isler Sparkles in Yasmina Reza’s 1998 Tony Award®-Winning Comedy, Art, at Burning Coal

Burning Coal Theatre Company Touchingly Performs Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1980 play Talley’s Folly, Lanford Wilson teaches many of us a new meaning for the word “folly,” which is an almost-synonym for gazebo. It’s an outdoor structure that is, simply, a folly — something with no purpose. It’s there to be there. Joel Soren creates a delightful folly, bespangled with ivy,… Continue reading Burning Coal Theatre Company Touchingly Performs Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

Burning Coal’s Delightful Production of Talley’s Folly Is an Early Valentine’s Day Treat

Emily Rieder and Jerome Davis star in Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson (photo by Cari Grindem-Corbett)

From the post-holiday lull and frigid temperatures of January, Raleigh, NC audiences are invited into the languid Missouri summer of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s current production of Talley’s Folly, directed by John Gulley. This award-winning two-character play, written by Lanford Wilson (1937-2011), is a delectable pas de deux between two unlikely suitors. The show begins… Continue reading Burning Coal’s Delightful Production of Talley’s Folly Is an Early Valentine’s Day Treat

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… Continue reading Burning Coal’s Camelot Breathes Modern Life into This Tale of Love and Chivalry