Photo Flash: First Look at Burning Coal Theatre Company's DARKSIDE
Burning Coal Theatre Company presents the East Coast premiere of Darkside, a comedy by Tom Stoppard with music by Pink Floyd, directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir. The play will run October 12 - 14, 19 - 21, 26 - 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm and October 15, 22, and 29 at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
In 2013, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of their groundbreaking album Dark Side of the Moon, the BBC in England commissioned playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, Arcadia, Shakespeare in Love, etc) to write a radio play using the album as a framework. Stoppard, who is known throughout the world as the writer of comedic plays that mix together seemingly disparate themes into coherent and beguiling plays, created a play that posits the question: what if a person became so interested in ethical behavior that they actually became a character in a 'thought experiment'? From there, Stoppard leads his heroine on a wild and shaggy dog story through a series of 'what if's' and ethical considerations that finally emerges into the light of reality with a fierce call to act.
Davitta Singletary of Raleigh will play Emily, the young student who falls into a 'thought experiment'. Ethics Man, her professor, will be played by New York City based actor Brian Linden. Marc Geller of New York will play Dr. Antrobus and Raleigh's Juan Isler will play The Man. Raleigh's Mac McCordy and Fred Corlett will play the Politician and the Banker, respectively, and Cody Hill (The Boy) and Vincent Bland (The Wise One) round out the cast.
Montreal-based video designer Elliot Storey and Manhattan's Margaux Maight (Scenery), Elizabeth Newton of Raleigh (props) and Matthew Adelson of Massachusetts (lighting) form the design team, along with Ms. Jónsdóttir, who will work with Raleigh's Cassidy Nolde on costuming the production. Raleigh's Barry Jaked will serve as technical director and Alex Procknow of Raleigh will be stage manager.
Tickets are $25 regular admission or $20 for seniors (65+) or $15 for students, teachers and active military. Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 apiece. The first Sunday, October 15th, is Pay What You Can Day and will be Audio described by Arts Access. All Thursday performances are $15 as are group tickets (10+) for any performance. Tickets and further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org or by calling 919.834.4001.
Photo Credit: Mina von Feilitzsch Photography
Marc Geller and Mac McCord
Davitta Singletary and Cody Hill
Cody Hill, Davitta Singletary and Marc Geller