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David Hare’s Stuff Happens, Now Playing at Burning Coal in Raleigh, Is Excellent

Stuff Happens, a 2004 West End, 2005 Los Angeles, and 2006 Off-Broadway play by Sir David Hare, now playing in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, NC, gets its name from a comment made by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during President George W. Bush’s first term. He referred to the after-battle… Read More ›

Burning Coal’s Devised Peter Pan & Wendy Is Beautiful, But Lacks Cohesion

“Devised Theatre” is, simply, the process by which a group of collaborators build a work from the ground up without script-in-hand. As improvisations and conversations progress, a script and concept are formed, with input from the entire company during the rehearsal process. In the case of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s devised adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s… Read More ›

Lillian White’s New Play Peter Pan & Wendy Is a Captivating Show for Children of All Ages

J.M. Barrie’s classic story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, began life as a play in 1904, went under several different names, and has morphed into a novel and a Broadway stage musical and a few movies. Peter Pan & Wendy, a world premiere adapted by Lillian White and Burning Coal Theatre… Read More ›