Davey, Do You See The Light? SOLD OUT

Davey, Do You See The Light? SOLD OUT

Swallow Hill Music - Tuft TheatreDenverCO
All Ages
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm. All sales are final.


It's the morning of August 13, 1963. Coal miners Davey Fellin, Hank Throne and Louis Bova are working the Oneida No. 2 mine more than 300 feet below ground. Suddenly the tunnels come crashing down. The men are trapped in two small chambers -- Louis is alone in one, and Davey and Hank are together in another. The situation looks hopeless.

What follows is an extraordinary real-life story of survival and rescue, and now it is an epic tale told by Denver songwriter Jim Broyles. Jim has woven the story into a tapestry of poetic verses and thirteen original songs that combine a Shakespearean drama with the music of Americana.

The events took place just outside Jim's mother's home village of Oneida, Pennsylvania. While the drama was playing out, this humble mining town was the focus of the world's attention. Even President Kennedy stayed up until the wee hours on August 27th to watch the dramatic conclusion.

What was little discussed in the overwhelming press coverage were the visions and the supernatural events that Davey and Hank experienced below ground. It was something they vowed not to mention after they were brought above, fearing that the world would judge them insane. But in the late 1980s, Davey thought better of that vow, and he fully described the episodes to veteran journalist Ed Conrad. This past summer, Jim traveled to Pennsylvania to meet Ed, who generously shared videos and documents from the 80s detailing Davey's incredible story. Jim also visited the disaster site and met with surviving family members who live in the area and still work to keep the story alive.

Jim is joined in the production by Steef and Chris Sealy and Benjamin Cowhick. Steef's many acting credits include Seafarer, Good Television, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Steef and Chris are both singer/songwriters with The EverHopefuls and Better Than Biscuits. Benjamin Cowhick is also an accomplished actor, whose recent credits include Johnny Cash in Ring of Fire and Clemmy in Good Television (for which he won the prestigious Henry Award for Best Actor). All four act, sing and play a combination of guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin.

Presented in the manner of a radio play, Davey Do You See the Light? is a throwback to the days when families would gather around the RCA Victor and take delight in the amazing tales that came in over the radio waves. It was a time in which imagination was everything.

Come to Tuft Theater at Swallow Hill on the evening of January 27th and experience Davey for yourself!

Venue Information:
Swallow Hill Music - Tuft Theatre
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210