Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story by Beau Dixon
An inspirational play about surviving a disaster, Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story by Beau Dixon tells the incredible story of “the singing miner,” an African-Canadian who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958. This multi-award-winning one-man show performed by Beau Dixon recalls the events during the disaster, the effect it had on Ruddick’s family, and the racial tensions in the town of Springhill. The play is a celebration of hope, courage and community. Directed and developed by Linda Kash. Music by Susan Newman and Lyrics by Rob Fortin.
“A celebration of the human spirit…” – Calgary Sun**
This production is proudly supported by the PEI Events Innovation Fund and the Destination Management Fund