From the show:
In 2010, the Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia 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.
See it if you like theatre of reporting rather than a conventional play
Don't see it if You want to care about the characters and prefer a play with a protagonist and story arc.
See it if You want to hear random people tell overlapping accounts of losing loved ones in a mining accident.
Don't see it if You are looking for any kind of interesting narrative flow. Or music that adds to the story.