Burning Coal Theatre Company: The Face of Emmett Tillby Mamie Till Mobley with David Barr III - Second Stage

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Fri., Jun. 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Jun. 9, 2023 - Sat., Jun. 17, 2023 )

Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


This is the true-to-life dramatization of the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till told within a creative non-fictional format in Mamie Till Mobley’s own words.  The play chronicles the murder, its aftermath, and Mamie’s courage to show the world the TRUTH of what had happened to her son. This hate crime sparked the civil rights movement and while it inspired leaders like Rosa Parks - America still deals with the fatal effects of racial hatred and its violence to this day.


Burning Coal is committed to contributing as much as possible to the vitality of the Triangle’s theater community. That’s why, in addition to presenting four Main Stage plays each year, we also make our Murphey School Auditorium available to up-and-coming theater companies for our Second Stage Series.



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919.834.4001 224 Polk Street, Raleigh NC 27604


  • Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM