Ludlow is exactly the sort of play we need now.
— Arty Dorman, Talkin' Broadway

the true story of america’s deadliest labor dispute.

The year is 1913. Progress runs on coal, but the immigrant miners from southern Colorado are being squeezed beyond endurance. They work the seam while corporate forces arrayed against them spy, manipulate and disrupt, crushing any hint of “union.” Yet the workers and their families lean on one another, wait, hope…and plan.

How far will the company go? When will the pawns realize that together they are strong? But the chess board squares are all coal black in Las Animas County, near the River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory. And the flames are getting closer.

Premiered November 4 -19, 2017 at The Crane Theater


The Ensemble

Assistant Director

Stage Manager
Production Manager
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Property Design
Sound Design

Pedro Valdez
Mother Jones, Margaret Dominiski
Mary Thomas
Pearl Jolly
Ito Kotaro, George Lippiatt, Kostas Loulos
Mary Petrucci
Rudolfo Valdez
Lamont Bowers, George Belcher
Louis Tikas
Patricia Valdez
Karl Linderfelt, Henry Franklin
Joe Williams
Lucy Petrucci

Josh Cragun
Liz Neerland
Andrea M Gross
Alyssa Thompson
Monique Lindquist
Alex Meyer
Ursula K. Bowden
Barb Portinga
Courtney Schmitz
Jenny Moeller
Jacob M. Davis

Pedro Juan Fonseca
Meri Golden
Kayla Hambek
Siri Hammond
Tim Komatsu
Tara Lucchino
Marcelo Mena
Brian O'Neal
Nicholas Nelson
Stephanie Ruas
David Tufford
Richard D. Woods
Anika Sage