Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Conor McPherson's St. Nicholas November 4 - 21, 2010 at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students, seniors (65+) and active military. All Thursday night tickets are $10 apiece and the first Sunday, November 7 at 2 pm is our 'Pay What You Can' and Audio Described performance. The first Friday, November 5, includes a gala beginning at 6:15 pm (food and drink will be served), along with a cake and coffee in the lobby following the performance. Tickets and information may be obtained by calling 919.834.4001 or visiting www.burningcoal.org.
On Thursday, November 4th there will be a talkback after the performance, during which director Randolph Curtis Rand (To Kill A Mockingbird) and actor Jerome Davis will talk about the play, take questions, etc.
On Friday, November 5th after the performance, Rand and Davis will be in the lobby to talk with the audience over cake and coffee.
On Saturday, November 13 beginning at 6 pm the next in our Lobby Lectures series will take place, including poet David Nelson Bradsher reading from his The Vampire Sonnets and Duke University assistant professor Carlos Rojas speaking on Vampires in Modern Culture.
What is it about?Ten years ago, Burning Coal presented the Southeastern premiere of Conor McPherson's haunting 90 minute one-man show, St. Nicholas. Twenty inches of snow fell on Raleigh and almost all the performances were cancelled. Ten years on, director Randolph Curtis Rand (To Kill A Mockingbird) and actor Jerome Davis (Burning Coal's artistic director) once again pair up to resuscitate this chilling story. If you liked Burning Coal's productions of The Weir (1999) and The Seafarer (2010), then you will surely want to get tickets now for this funny and haunting story of a Dublin theatre critic who falls in love with a young actress and follows her to London ... straight into a coven of Vampires! It is the story of man at the very end of his rope, who somehow manages to find his way back. Ultimately it is a play of great beauty and richness that asks the question 'What is most important in life?'