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Prayer of America

The statue of the woman standing alone, her responsibilities still clinging to her, inspired a greater opportunity for the stage than seemed apparent from a description of the event. This could not simply be a play about the mine disaster. The woman calls out to have her inner story told. Surrounding her empty gaze are the crumbling remains of what had once been a thriving coal town, inflaming an urgency to tell it.

Monongah, West Virginia
Monongah Heroine Statue
Pictures from Monongah, West Virginia & the Monongah Heroine Statue