“Coal Country,” a play about the 29 men who lost their lives in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in 2010, is on its way to Beckley. Fresh from its off-Broadway run at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, The New York Times “Critic’s Pick” will premiere at the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium for a special one-night performance on Monday, May 9.
The special Beckley performance of Coal Country has been made possible by the efforts of Theatre West Virginia, and tickets for the show are free.
The first 400 tickets for Coal Country… will be made available free of charge to any family members who lost loved ones at the Upper Big Branch disaster
As stated on Theatre West Virginia’s website: “The first 400 tickets for Coal Country at Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium in Beckley, WV will be made available free of charge to any family members who lost loved ones at the Upper Big Branch disaster, as well as survivors and former employees by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org beginning Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
All remaining tickets will be distributed free of charge by local show sponsors. Free tickets will also be available by visiting Theatre West Virginia’s website www.theatrewestvirginia.org on a first come – first serve basis.”
For more information, including a full cast list, visit https://www.theatrewestvirginia.org/coal_country