The University of Utah Department of Theatre presents “Floyd Collins” book by Tina Landau, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, additional Lyrics by Tina Landau, directed by Denny Berry.
Cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune underground. When a cave-in leaves him trapped 55 feet below the earth’s surface, the media circus above ground makes his personal tragedy a national sensation.
Based on a true story, Tina Landau and Adam Guettel’s award-winning musical is an examination of the media’s reaction to the events in the cave, the various attempts to rescue Floyd, and a moving insight into a family’s suffering.
Influenced by Bluegrass and Americana, Guettel’s stunning score beautifully illuminates the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.
Arts Pass event: Free to U of U students with Ucard, General: $18, UofU Fac/Staff: $15, Seniors (60+)/Military: $15, Students: $8.50, Call for group discounts for parties 20+ (801-585-3816), No refunds or exchanges