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Trapped: The Story of Floyd Collins

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Trapped: The Story of Floyd Collins CAST Theatre in Charlotte is presenting a musical about one of the most famous entrapment and rescue attempts of the 20th century. In 1925 Floyd Collins, a well known caver in central Kentucky, became trapped in a cave he was exploring. For days the world followed rescue attempts through newspapers and it was one of the first national radio events. Collins story has been covered in books, songs and now a musical. We'll meet Roger Brucker, co-author of the most famous book on Collins, and an accomplished caver himself, as well as two members of the current production of Floyd Collins, the musical. Guests Roger Brucker - Caver and Co-Author of Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins Jonathan Elliott Coarsey - plays Floyd Collins in the musical Floyd Collins Dee Blackburn - Designer, Floyd Collins 'Floyd Collins' is at CAST April 12 - May 12. Details. Wikipedia | About Floyd Collins From the production 'Floyd Collins' at CAST. Photo by XML Photography. From the production 'Floyd Collins' at CAST. Photo by XML Photography. Roger Brucker (foreground) and two other cavers seated next to Floyd Collins' coffin, in Crystal Cave. This was taken in 1954, when Roger was participating in a week-long exploration of Crystal Cave, which is the cave that Floyd discovered several years before he became trapped in Sand Cave. Photo by Robert Halmi, Sr. Add and read comments