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Burning Coal Adds Another Laurel to Its Crown with an Uproarious Rendition of “As You Like It”

The ever-adventurous Burning Coal Theatre Company, whose “Henry V on Trapeze” was by far the best local production of 2011, works its theatrical magic once again with a high-spirited presentation of William Shakespeare’s early pastoral comedy “As You Like It,” performed with brio by a stellar seven-member cast, under the direction of Davidson College professor Mark Sutch. The inspired contributions of set designer Natalie Hart of Elon University, lighting designer Chris Popowich of Pittsburgh, costume designer Jane Stein of Virginia Tech University, and properties creator Elizabeth Newton of Raleigh also contribute to the merriment.

Burning Coal Theatre Company's cast for "As You Like It" includes (from left) Lori Mahl, Rebecca Bossen, Steph Scribner, and Jade Arnold (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Burning Coal Will Present William Shakespeare’s Pastoral Comedy “As You Like It” Nov. 29-Dec. 16

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present “As You Like It,” a delightful early pastoral comedy by English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616), written approximately 1599 to 1600, on Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9 and 13-16 in the Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Kerrie Seymour and John Jimerson play Louise and Adagio in "Blue" (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Tedium Trumps Titillation in “Blue”

Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s world-premiere production of “Blue,” an R-rated romantic fantasy by Raleigh playwright Kelly Doyle, has the plot and some of the heavy-breathing, talk-dirty-to-me dialogue of a really bad porno movie.

John Allore plays William the Blue Worm (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

“Blue” Is a Whimsical Dramedy by Kelly Doyle

“[‘Blue’] is remarkable — deeply moving and personal, with many elements of universality, but also highly theatrical and wickedly funny,” claims director Mark Sutch. “It’s rare to find that particular combination of traits in any play, let alone an unproduced script.”