Gold Fire
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Gold Fire

Date: Sept 23 - Sept 24, 2022

“Gold Fire” by Laurence Rutter, Fri & Sat, Sept. 23-24

A dramatic reading of the 1997 play that recreates the 1922 Argonaut Mine disaster and rescue effort using the words of participants and contemporary reporting, will be presented by Main Street Theatre Works on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-34 at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre (address below).

What started out as a typical night shift at the Argonaut mine turned into a disaster when a fire broke out almost a mile beneath the surface. After a month-long rescue and recovery effort that was reported across the region, country, and globe, the grim news broke: The 47 miners had perished. This is their story.

Admission is free. To be guaranteed a seat, pick up tickets ahead of time at the Kennedy Mine gift shop (not at the Amphitheatre) located at 12594 Kennedy Mine Rd., Jackson, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday or Saturday, Sept. 23-24, OR at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce, Friday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 40 N. Hwy 49, Jackson. Tickets may also be available at the door, as space is available (up to 200 guests per night).

Performance at 8 pm • Doors open at 6:30 • Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, 1127 North Main Street, Jackson. For more information contact

Suggested: Bring picnic dinner, beverages, jacket, blanket, and chair. The Kennedy Mine Foundation will have wine and beer for sale; coffee, water and light snacks on sale at the MSTW snack bar. For more information about the venue, see

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