Coal Country

Coal Country

The Public Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Coal Country, directed by Ms. Blank and featuring original music by Steve Earle.

Performances are staged at the Public's Anspacher Theater.

About Coal Country:

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, Coal Country digs deep into the lives and loss of the most deadly mining disaster in recent U.S. history. This haunting world premiere gives voice to those yet unheard and shines a piercing light on the deadly forces of greed and the enduring power of love.

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
The Public Theater
Jessica Blank
Other info:
Original Music by Steve Earle
Coal Country Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 18, 2020
Opening date: 
March 3, 2019
March 29, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
Astor Place Station

Latest Coal Country News & Features

Coal Country
Full casting announced for Coal Country at the Public Theater
December 11, 2019

The complete casting for the world premiere of Coal Country to be performed in the Public's Anspacher Theater at the Public Theater has been announced. Coal Country will begin previews on February 18, ahead of an official opening night on March 3, and will run to March 29. The cast of Coal Country will star Mary Bacon (as Patti), Amelia Campbell (as Mindy), Michael Gaston (as Stanley “Goose”), Ezra Knight (as Roosevelt), Thomas Kopache (as Gary), Michael Laurence (as Tommy), Deirdre Madigan (as Judy), and Melinda Tanner (as Judge).