January 23, 2020
February 9, 2020
TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson
directed by John Gulley
Sally Talley is a Protestant woman who is emotionally scarred from her infertility. Matt Friedman is a lonely Jewish man who is in desperately in love with her. In 1944 Missouri, society has deemed that these two people cannot be in love, and yet love finds a way. Burning Coal Theatre brings to life the Pulitzer prize-winning classic, in downtown Raleigh, NC. Join us for a tale full of laughter, reflection and love.
Jan 23 – Feb 9, 2020 Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm Sunday at 2pm
Actor Talkback – Friday, February 7 immediately following 7:30 pm performance. Free to all ticketholders from all dates.
More: Through the experiences of Matt Friedman, one of the main characters who is from Lithuania, the audience learns a lot about the daily lives of Jewish people leading up to the Holocaust. This story may be an impactful way of educating our neighbors, and advocating for our local Jewish community. Burning Coal is founded on the idea of using theatre to provoke thought and dialogue. They also plan to host a talk-back with the audience after the February 7th performances to create room for discussion.