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Ian L. Finley’s The Greeks Explores the Oedipus Trilogy on June 9-25 at CAM Raleigh

You might already know how Oedipus Rex is going to end. If you do not, but you know what the Freud’s “Oedipus complex” is, you can likely predict the play’s climactic realization. In the mid-Fifth Century BCE, Sophocles — arguably the most celebrated Greek tragedian in history — wrote a trilogy collectively known as the… Read More ›

Burning Coal Theatre Company STC Sr. performed on July 29th and 30th in Murphey School Auditorium

Ian Finley Made Burning Coal’s STC Sr.’s Antigone Feel Timely and Current

It’s great to see solid young talent on stage! It’s especially nice when they’re doing an exceptional job with a first-rate script. The talent is this year’s graduates of Burning Coal Theatre’s Summer Theatre Conservatory (STC Sr). The script is Ian Finley’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone. Finley’s adaptation of Antigone begins with a fresh-faced Chorus… Read More ›


August is a strange and wonderful month in the theatre. Following tradition rooted in the London social season of the Regency era, most theatre companies “go dark” in the summer months and don’t produce new plays until about September.

Ian Finley Region’s 2012 Piedmont Laureate

Burning Coal Theatre Company director of education and resident playwright Ian Finley has been selected as the region’s 2012 Piedmont Laureate.

"Oh Sh!t, It's Another Evening of One-Act Plays" ends Feb. 27th

“Oh Sh!t” Sparkles in “The Shakespeare Zone”

Like any four-part program of contemporary one-act plays, “Oh Sh!t, It’s Another Evening of One-Act Plays,” presented by Bare Theatre, is a mixed bag. But “The Shakespeare Zone” is a splendid spoof of reality television, TV game shows, commercials, and iconic television series, such as “Law & Order,” “CSI,” etc.