Floyd Collins

Book by Tina Landau
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau

Kentucky, 1925.

Cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune underground. When a cave-in leaves him trapped 55 feet below the earth’s surface, the media circus above ground makes his personal tragedy a national sensation.

Based on a true story, Tina Landau and Adam Guettel’s award-winning musical is an examination of the media’s reaction to the events in the cave, the various attempts to rescue Floyd, and a moving insight into a family’s suffering.

Influenced by Bluegrass and Americana, Guettel’s stunning score beautifully illuminates the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.

pdfFloyd Collins Program

Todd Collins was the official photographer for the Department of Theatre's season 2019-2020.