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Nine Lives

  • Dates: 6/10/2021, 6/12/2021, 6/18/2021, 6/20/2021, 6/24/2021, 6/26/2021
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 224 Polk St., The Murphey School, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Admission: $10


Nine Lives is the second play from Zimbabwe born playwright Zodwa Nyoni.  It concerns the journey of a young gay African man who is seeking asylum in the UK.  The young man, Ishmael, lives out of a suitcase.  As he struggles to convince the government of his need for asylum, he comes to see the UK as a cold, aloof and heartless place.  Until he meets a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks.  A single mother with a low-paying job, she represents for him a lifeline to the future.  But how can their friendship ever be what each needs it to be? When it premiered in 2016, the press said “This is a snapshot, but it’s a truthful one and suggests that Nyoni, is a playwright well worth watching.”

NOTE:  30 tickets will be available for each live performance.  We will also sell livestreaming tickets for each date’s performance.