Firebrand Theatre returns to New Glasgow this Thursday as part of African Heritage Month celebrations sponsored by the Town.
Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story is a 45 minute musical that chronicles the life of Maurice Ruddick, an African Canadian who survived the historic mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1958 and saved the lives of his fellow workers. Created and performed by Beau Dixon, with lyrics and music by Rob Fortin and Susan Newman, this one man show will recall the events of seven miners trapped one mile beneath a small mining town, the effect it had on their rural Canadian community and the racial tension that surfaced as a result.
Dixon and Firebrand Theatre were extremely well received when they presented Other People's Heaven- the Viola Desmond Story at Glasgow Square in February 2012.
Beneath Springhill is a free event, presented by the Town of New Glasgow and Playwrights Guild of Canada. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.