Third Street Theatre and West Coast Ensemble Theatre are proud to present the West Coast premiere of The Burnt Part Boys . Adventure and redemption are at the heart of a new musical inflected with the rich musical sounds of the Appalachia region.


Richard Israel directs an unforgettable coming-of-age story that follows a group of teenagers in West Virginia's coal country on their life-altering journey to “the burnt part” – the section of the coal mine that took their fathers’ lives. Musical director Gregory Nabours shepherds the vocally complex score inflected with the rich acoustic sounds of rural Appalachia.

“The Burnt Part Boys is an engrossing story in which a group of friends goes up a mountain as kids, but comes back down as adults,” says Israel. “By setting the story in the West Virginia coalmines of the early 1960s, the creators look at the American idea of expectation versus aspiration – how we fulfill the life that has been set out for us, and what we do when the path our fathers took isn't necessarily the path we choose for ourselves.”

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