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Burning Coal Theatre Company Sets 4-Show Season

The season will feature Lanford Wilson’s ‘Fifth of July,’ starring Trish Hawkins, in a reprise of her Broadway role.

RALEIGH, N.C.: Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced its 2020-21 season, titled Going Places.

The season will kick off with A Hundred Words for Snow (Oct. 8-25), by Tatty Hennessy, about a 15-year-old who sets off on an adventure to honor a lost friend. Jerome Davis will direct.

Next up will be Evita (Dec. 3-20), with book and lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, about Argentine political leader Eva Perón. Lillian White will direct.

Following will be Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July (Jan. 28-Feb. 14, 2021). The play is part of a trilogy about the Talley family in Missouri, and Fifth of July takes place in 1975 as Sally returns home with the intention to cut ties with her family. Trish Hawkins, who starred as Sally Talley in the original Broadway production, will reclaim the role in this production. Davis will direct.

The season will close out with Chekhov’s Three Sisters (April 8-25, 2021), about three Russian sisters living in provincial town and dreaming about someday returning to Moscow. Randolph Curtis Rand will direct.

Founded in 1995, Burning Coal Theatre Company produces overlooked classics and contemporary plays and musicals that address current issues.

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