Reserve your tickets to the next StMU Theatre performance. Prepare to be impressed by our talented theater troupe at St. Mary’s University.
THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT
by Christopher Piehler
in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans
Directed by Bernadette Hamilton-Brady
Production Design by Dion Denevan
Costume Design & Supervision by Kathrine Johnson
Running Dates: March 1-2, 6-8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.
A private performance will be held for select area high schools on March 5. This showtime is not open to the public.
Location: St. Mary’s University, Guadalupe Chapel
THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
- Performance Synopsis
On Sunday, March 25, 1911 at 4:45 p.m., in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory off downtown Manhattan’s Washington Square, where 500 immigrant workers from Poland, Russia and Italy toiled 14-hour days making dresses, a cigarette was tossed into a bin of fabric scraps.
Despite desperate efforts, flames swept through the eighth, ninth and 10th floors. Panic-stricken workers ran in all directions. In the span of 28 minutes, the fire was brought under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, died.
The Triangle Factory Fire Project uses eyewitness accounts, court transcripts and other archival material to create a dramatic moment-by-moment account of this historic fire and the social upheaval that followed. It paints a heartbreakingly clear picture of a disastrous day in American history and explores the human toll such a tragedy takes on us all.