BATTLE OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN
The Core Theatre
Written by: Rusty Harding
Directed by: James Hansen Prince
September 14 - 29
The Battle of Blair Mountain was the largest labor uprising in United States history and one of the best organized and most well-armed revolts since the American Civil War. For nine days, from August 24 to September 2, 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, some 15,000 armed coal miners confronted 2,000 lawmen and strikebreakers, called the Logan Defenders. The “Defenders" were backed by coal mine operators during an attempt by the miners to unionize the southwestern West Virginia coalfields. The battle ended after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the United States Army intervened by presidential order. Battle of Blair Mountain is a fictionalized account of this little known historical event that will put you in the heart of the war. Today, the battle still goes on over that very mountain.
Shows continue Thursday through Saturday at The Core Theatre, 518 W. Arapaho Rd., Ste. 115, Richardson, TX 75080. Performances are at 8:00 pm and the box office opens at 7:30 pm. We will have matinee performances on Sunday, September 16th, and Sunday, September 23rd. Matinee performances are at 3:00 pm and the box office will open at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors (65 +). Tickets may be purchased on our website, https://thecoretheatre.org, or at the door. For more information, you may call 214-930-5338. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets early.