Floyd Collins, the title character of Adam Guettel's musical about a Kentucky backwoods man who winds up trapped in a cave for two weeks, was a real-life legendary spelunker. In 1925, the story of the man caught 150 feet below the surface made national news. In fact, amazingly enough in the years before television, Collins's story became bigger than baby Jessica McClure's. Millions of Americans tuned in their radios or opened their newspapers for daily updates on the fate of the man who'd been... More >>>