Burning Coal's 2014-15 Season to Feature World Premiere of David Edgar's IRON CURTAIN TRILOGY

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Burning Coal's 2014-15 Season to Feature World Premiere of David Edgar's IRON CURTAIN TRILOGY

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina announces its 2014/2015 mainstage season of plays.

It's mainstage season includes the world premiere of David Edgar's Iron Curtain Trilogy directed by Jerome Davis, three plays about the fall of communism in Europe presented to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; Shakespeare's classic love story Romeo & Juliet January 22 - February 15, 2015, directed by Emily Ranii; and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday in the Park with George April 9 - May 3, 2015, directed by Jerome Davis, music direction by Sujin Kim. Tickets for all plays may be purchased by calling 919.834.4001 or by visiting www.burningcoal.org.

The Iron Curtain Trilogy will run in repertory at a site TBA from September 4 - 27, 2014. The exact dates of each performance is shown below. Performances of Romeo & Juliet and Sunday in the Park with George will be held at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Tickets for all mainstage performances are $25 or $20 for seniors (65+) or $15 for all students, teachers and active military. All Thursday night tickets are $10.

THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE by David Edgar
9/4 at 7:30 pm
9/11 at 7:30 pm
9/13 at 2 pm
9/14 at 2 pm
9/18 at 7:30 pm
9/25 at 7:30 pm

PENTECOST by David Edgar
9/5 at 7:30 pm
9/6 at 2 pm
9/12 at 7:30 pm
9/19 at 7:30 pm
9/20 at 2 pm
9/20 at 7:30 pm
9/26 at 7:30 pm

THE PRISONER'S DILEMMA by David Edgar
9/6 at 7:30 pm
9/13 at 7:30 pm
9/21 at 2 pm
9/27 at 2 pm
9/27 at 7:30 pm

On November 9, 1989, against all reasonable expectation, the Berlin Wall fell. The next morning, British playwright David Edgar (Nicholas Nickleby, Written on the Heart, Maydays) began writing The Shape of the Table. Table, which premiered at London's National Theatre on the one-year anniversary of this historic event. Over the next decade, Edgar continued to chronicle the reshaping of Eastern Europe (and the world) as a result of this cataclysmic event. The second play, Pentecost, premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company, transferred to London's West End where it won London's Evening Standard award as best new play of 1995. In 1997, the final play in the trilogy, The Prisoner's Dilemma premiered at London's National Theatre. Shape looks at the way power is fought for, shared, and relinquished. Pentecost examines the role art and culture plays in shaping identity. Prisoner's asks the question: how do we solve intractable problems? And if the only answer is the worst answer, can we live with that?

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