Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story

March 1 - March 20, 2022

Created by Beau Dixon
Starring Nova Scotia's Jeremiah Sparks

Lyrics and music by Rob Fortin and Susan Newman
Developed by Linda Kash

Produced by Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver

Photography by Moonrider Productions

Beneath Springhill is the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick, "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 recalls the events during the disaster, the effect it had on the rural Canadian community, and the racial tension that grew from it. The play is a celebration of hope, courage and community. 

"A celebration of the human spirit..." 
- Calgary Sun




Fountain Hall
March 1 - March 20, 2022

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 2 pm & 7:30 pm

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Key Dates: 

March 8 - Industry Night

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