Join Festival Players as they kick off the Six Feet Festival at the Eddie Hotel & Farm with Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story. Performed outdoors following COVID safety guidelines, the Six Feet Festival will give audiences an opportunity to come together safely and experience the beauty of the landscape and the cathartic power of performance.
A powerful story of a Canadian hero, told through song like never before, Beneath Springhill chronicles 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 starring Beau Dixon recalls the events during the disaster, the effect it had on the rural Canadian community, and the racial tension that grew from it. Beneath Springhill is a celebration of hope, courage and community.
The show runs from July 21-August 1. Tickets range from $25-$40 and are on sale now on Festival Players’ website. Also part of the Six Feet Festival August 12-14 is Carolyn Taylor & Elvira Kurt Live at The Eddie.