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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 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 1-3, 5-8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Location: St. Mary’s University, Guadalupe Chapel

THE TRIANGLE FACTORY PROJECT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

  • Performance Synopsis

    The Story: Sunday, March 25, 1911. 4:45 p.m. In the Triangle Waste Factory off downtown Manhattan’s Washington Square- where 500 immigrant workers from Poland, Russia and Italy toil fourteen- hour days making lady’s dresses- a cigarette is tossed into a bin of fabric craps. Despite desperate efforts, flames swept through the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors. Panic-stricken workers run in all directions. In the space if twenty-eight minutes, the fire is under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, have died. The Triangle Factory Fire Project uses eyewitness accounts, court transcripts and other archival material to create a dramatic moment0by-moment account of this historic fire and the social upheaval that followed. The Triangle Factory Fire Project paints a heartbreakingly clear picture of a disastrous day in American history and explores the human toll such a tragedy takes on us all.

Tickets will be available for purchase in Spring 2019.

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