Saturday, July 28, 2007

Buried: The Sago Mine Disaster Premiers In San Diego

On behalf of the United Mineworkers of America and the 6th@Penn Theatre, we are pleased to invite you to the San Diego premier of Buried: The Sago Mine Disaster, written by Jerry Starr.

The play focuses on the aftermath of the January 2006 West Virginia mine explosion that claimed the lives of twelve men and severely disabled another. It celebrates the courage of the victims' wives and daughters who organized a campaign to seek answers, justice and, ultimately, the nation's first major mine safety legislation in more than 30 years.

Buried is based on thousands of pages of hearing transcriptions and media interviews, along with extensive background research of the issues. The play premiered with an equity cast at Pittsburgh Playwrights December 2006.

Cynthia Spielman of the Pennsylvania Labor Center was "extremely moved" by this "outstanding play" and will be helping to produce it in other venues around the state. The head of the National Theatre Critics Association, Chris Rawson, praised Buried for its power to "raise community consciousness" and help get "some better laws passed." Barry Hamlette of Pittsburgh Community Television called Buried "thought provoking, very well researched and artfully presented."

This San Diego premier is directed by 6th@Penn Theatre Artistic Director Dale Morris and features a strong cast, including many equity actors. Buried, which is the final production in the theatre's "Resilience of the Human Spirit Festival," will play August 9th, 10th and 11th at 8 pm with a Sunday matinee August 12th at 2 pm. 6th@Penn Theatre is located at 3704 6th Avenue (Hillcrest) in San Diego.

As indicated, tickets are $18 regular admission; $15 for seniors, students and union members and only $12 each for groups of eight or more.
To purchase, click
or call 619-688-9210. Your tickets will be held at the door and sold on site. Plenty of excellent seats are still available.

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