A powerful story of a Canadian hero, told through song like never before.
Trapped. 4,000 feet underground. With no food, little air, and even less hope of survival. Remarkably and against all odds, the indomitable spirit and song of coal miner Maurice Ruddick served as a lifeline for his fellow miners over nine unimaginable days.
This is the inspiring true story of the African-Canadian “singing miner” that emerged from the 1958 Springhill, Nova Scotia, mining disaster. Journey with this award-winning one-person show that recalls the tense historic events and celebrates hope, courage and community.
Created by Beau Dixon
Music and lyrics by Rob Fortin & Susan Newman
Originally directed and developed by Linda Kash
This performance contains mature and racially charged language. Theatrical devices such as water-based fog and haze and flashing lights may occur in this production.
An Arts Club On Tour Production.