On March 25, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
on Greene Street was engulfed in flames. On the 8th and 9th floors all the
doors were locked form the outside to prevent employees from discussing unionism
in the hallways, to discourage suspected theft and to ensure a full days work
from the essentially enslaved seamstresses. 146 people died in this disaster.
Some stood at windows begging to be saved. Some tried to climb down the fire
escape that immediately collapsed because no one had wanted to pay for its
repair. Some tried the elevator that was valiantly operated until it could no
longer rise because of the weight on its roof of girls who had jumped into the
tells a story through the eyes of those who witnessed New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that resulted in the death of 146 people in 1911. It depicts the lives of Frank and
Louise, two young politically minded immigrant workers in love, as they navigate the financially strapped owners and the incredibly rich families of 1911 New York who had little concept of the horrors
of the working class experience. The streets of lower Manhattan in the early 20th century and the fascinating stories that happened there are carefully recreated in a manner that will bring this
turning point in history to life on stage. How did a disaster like this happen? How is it possible that it still occurs in factories all over the world?
This year's 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, is entitled E PLURIBUS
and features four new plays celebrating diversity in America.
September 10 - October 4, 2014
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm
Added performance on Monday, September 15 at 8pm
Lighting Designer David Zeffren
Choreographer Lynn Mancinelli
Costume Designer Karl Ruckdeschel
Sound Designer Steve Fontaine
Set Construction/Design Chad Yarborough
Vocal Coach Andrew Byrne
Paul Carbonara Guitar
Andy Burton Piano
Hajnal Pivnick Violin
Sam Quiggins Cello
Adults – Regular $40
Ron Gaskill at Blake Zidell & Associates
718.643.9052 or email@example.com
Due to the configuration of the theatre no late seating can be permitted.
Running time is approx. 80 minutes with no intermission.