The Research Triangle Park

“Spoonface Steinberg” Performance to benefit Boys and Girls Club

Raleigh, NC Apr 16 7:30 pm - Apr 16 9:00 pm
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Did you you know our CEO Bob Geolas has a background in theatre? 

On April 16th, you can see him take the stage with Mary Miller, founder of NC Newsroom Coop, to perform Spoonface Steinberg at Burning Coal Theatre. The best part? A portion of the ticket sales benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County!

Bob Geolas and Mary Miller will share the title role in a single performance of Spoonface Steinberg at Burning Coal Theatre Company on Saturday, April 16. The drama by Tony Award-winning playwright Lee Hall follows an 8-year-old autistic girl as she faces a terminal illness.

Ten percent of ticket sales will go to the Boys and Girls Club. A talkback and reception will follow the hour-long show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at Burning Coal’s Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk St.

Geolas is president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation. Miller is an award-winning journalist and a founding member of the nonprofit North Carolina Newsroom Cooperative, an economic incubator and collaborative working space for independent journalist entrepreneurs. In addition to sharing the stage, they share a marriage, four children and a menagerie of pets.

Geolas and Miller are part of a rotating cast of leaders from the arts, business, religious and special needs communities who are participating in the local production of Spoonface Steinberg. Originally written as a radio monologue for the BBC, the play explores the title character’s search to understand questions about life and eternity that all of us ultimately must address. Her journey is finally one of redemption, of courage, of hope and of the indomitable human spirit.

Spoonface Steinberg runs April 7-24. For details, go to burningcoal.org. Call 919-834-4001 for tickets – including discounts for groups of 10 or more.