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).
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.
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.