Oakwood at 150

  • Dates: May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Venue: Historic Oakwood Cemetery
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27611
  • Phone: 919.834.4001
  • Times: Friday, Saturday 6:30 pm; Sunday 2pm
  • Admission: $10-$20


Burning Coal Theatre honors Historic Oakwood Cemetery's 150th Anniversary Celebration with a collection of original short plays written about those who are resting peacefully or perhaps not so peacefully there. Every spring, Burning Coal Theatre teams up with Historic Oakwood Cemetery to produce a new series of plays on the historic site and its occupants. This year, the plays feature notable figures like Sophia Partridge, Henry Seawell, Bobby Crocker, Asa Forest, William Edward Anderson, Dr. E. Burke Haywood and Jonathan Worth; commemorating the full scope of the cemetery's 150-year history.