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January 19, 2019, Saturday - Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts presents: Floyd Collins at The Lab (2 nights)

Times: Jan 19 @ 2:00pm; Jan 20 @ 7:30pm

Location: The Lab Theater, 700 First Street N

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts presents: Floyd Collins

January 19 - 20

In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers from across the country descended on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath. This haunting musical -- one of the most acclaimed in recent years -- tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.