Floyd Collins - in studio

Floyd and brother
Floyd and brother (MPR Photo/Marianne Combs)

It's a real incident that happened in the 1920s and has parallels to this winter's mining disaster in West Virginia.

The cast from the production includes Dieter Beirbrauer, Zoe Pappas, and others. They were in the Morning Show studio to chat with Dale Connelly.

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  • Buried Alive Musical theater has a reputation for being light and happy. One local company, Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, seeks to explore musical theater's more challenging works. Its latest production is "Floyd Collins," the true story of a man who, in his search for fame and glory, ended up digging his own grave.
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