Photo Flash: Burning Coal's HERETIC, Opening Tomorrow

September 11
1:14 PM 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 17th season with the U.S. Premiere of The Heretic by Richard Bean. The production will run September 12 - 29, 2013 at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm (September 12 - 14, 19 - 21 and 26 - 28, 2013) and Sundays at 2 pm (September 15, 22, 29, 2013). Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm is our 'Pay What You Can' Day. That performance will also be Audio Described. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students and active military. All tickets are $15 on Thursday evenings. For reservations and information, call 919-834-4001 or visit Check out a first look below!

Richard Bean's The Heretic won the Evening Standard Award in 2011 as "Best New Play of the Year" in London. Bean's other play that year, One Man, Two Guv'nors was a huge hit at The National Theatre and on the West End, but it was his compact comedy, The Heretic, which surprised everyone when it took top honors. Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to present its U.S. premiere. Burning Coal's Artistic Director,Jerome Davis, will direct.

Professor Diane Cassel is a firm believer in science and the rigorous pursuit of the facts. But when her university is up for a big grant, it begins to apply pressure to Diane in an effort to keep her from publishing her most recent set of findings. At home, her teenage daughter Phoebe, despite Diane's liberal parenting, has taken to hurting herself and hanging out with an underachieving undergraduate. Can Diane hold to her beliefs or, like a modern day Galileo, will she recant both her faith in Science and her trust in Phoebe?

Photo by: The Right Image Photography, Inc.

Photo Flash: Burning Coal's HERETIC, Opening Tomorrow
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Holden Hansen, Emilie Blum and Chris Raddatz

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