The Burnt Part Boys
A Musical by Mariana Elder, Chris Miller, and Nathan Tysen
May 30 – June 23, 2019
Ready to embark on a wild adventure to the West Virginia Appalachian Mountains? Mist and music fill the air as Eagle Theatre presents this richly authentic theatrical experience guaranteed to ignite the dreamer in you. Locally named The Burnt Part, the Pickaway Coal Company’s South Mountain closed down after an accident in 1952 that resulted in the death of four miners. Ten years later, Jake Twitchell is an employee of that same company, doing the same job that took his own father’s life. Much to the dismay of his movie-buff younger brother, Pete, the Pickaway Coal Company is going to begin re-mining The Burnt Part and send down Jake. Inspired by his silver screen heroes, Pete sets out for The Burnt Part with his saw-playing best friend, Dusty, a pack full of dynamite and plans to render it useless. Dangerous and heartwarming discoveries comprise every layer on the road to the mine. This mesmerizing musical of youthful mischief and mayhem takes you on a gripping and innovative bluegrass-inspired journey to self-reliance and redemption.