Bones, an aspiring country singer, lives in a small mining community in West Virginia where coal is king. When a mine collapse leaves him and his crew trapped, Bones struggles to survive his own guilt and impenetrable darkness as the clock ticks away on their oxygen and their lives.
"If you haven’t thought of coal miners and the sacrifices they and their families make on a daily basis, McManus' Underground will take care of that in short order. There is optimism and innocence throughout that makes this a very compelling play"
—Laurie Lawson, Electronticnet.com
Production and Development History
Produced: The Clockwork Theatre (2009).