Oakwood Cemetery Plays: Butterfly Wings

  • Dates: September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Historic Oakwood Cemetery
  • Location: East Raleigh
  • Address: 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: Fri. and Sat., 6:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Admission: Adults, $20; Students, $10


Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to present the premiere of Jerome Davis’ Butterfly Wings adapted from the book Life and Death in High Places by Bruce Miller and Robin Simonton, directed by Allison Acuff.

Step onto Raleigh’s iconic Fayetteville Street and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Butterfly Wings, circa 1903.  This thought-provoking production unravels one of the era's most hotly debated incidents—a pivotal shooting in the heart of the capital city. Butterfly Wings invites audiences to reexamine their perception of history itself and asks the question: can we ever really understand those who came before?

Butterfly Wings will run September 29 and 30 at 6:30pm and October 1 at 2pm, at the Oakwood Cemetery. Tickets and additional information can be found at www.burningcoal.org or by calling the box office at (919) 834-4001.