ASYLUM | Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School | Stage | Indy Week
This is a past event.
theatre-photo-3.jpg
When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1 2015
Price: $15-$25

ASYLUM

THURSDAY, OCT. 15–SUNDAY, NOV. 1, RALEIGH

BURNING COAL THEATRE COMPANY—Aerial work is often about freedom, but Asylum underlines how the ropes that let performers fly are equally constraints. Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller's aerial theater piece focuses on four patients and a nurse at a 1960s mental institution, using video projections of an abandoned asylum in New York City and acrobats on silks to conjure people trapped in space and their own minds. At Murphey School Auditorium, Burning Coal and the Brooklyn-based Only Child Aerial Theatre co-produce the mostly airborne work with a new, original song by Sophie B. Hawkins. This isn't the first time Burning Coal's feet have left the ground: INDY theater critic Byron Woods counted its Henry V (on Trapeze) as one of the strongest shows of 2011 in a four-and-a-half star review. See the arresting video preview at www.burningcoal.org/asylum. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., $5–$25, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org. —Brian Howe

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation