Coal Country 2020

Ages: 12+
Opened: March 3, 2020
Closing: April 05, 2020

Coal Country - 2020 - New York History , Info & More

Public Theater [Anspacher Theater]
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003

In 2010, the Upper Big Branch mine explosion killed 29 men, and tore a hole in the lives of countless others.

In this riveting, emotionally stunning new work based on first-person accounts by survivors and family members, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, award-winning writers of The Exonerated, and three-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk legend Steve Earle, dig deep into the lives and loss of the most deadly mining disaster in recent U.S. history.

Jessica Blank directs this haunting world premiere that gives voice to those yet unheard, and shines a piercing light on the deadly forces of greed and the enduring power of love.

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The Collaboration will begin previews tonight, Tuesday, November 29 ahead of a Tuesday, December 20 opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meet the cast bringing this show to life here!

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by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

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