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The Triangle Factory Fire Project
Thu, 2 March 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
As certain as the sun scorching in the sky comes the story of The Triangle Factory Fire. One afternoon in 1911, 146 people - mostly young, immigrant women, some as young as fourteen - died in one of the worst industrial tragedies in U.S. history. This play will be performed during the week of International Women’s Day (March 8th), which was founded on the heels of the Triangle Factory tragedy.
Using words spoken by real people of the time, this play dramatically traces the events, labour and safety problems that led up to the fire, the horror of the fire itself, and the trial of the factory owners. A story which is still relevant in today’s world, given recent headlines, this is a “searing play, which reminds us why theatre exists” (The New York Post). The majority of the text of The Triangle Factory Fire Project was taken from archival material, including court transcripts, testimony before the Fire Commission, documentary interviews and newspapers.
Presented in repertory with "Under Milk Wood". Two-Pak Pricing available, call CCPA at 250-595-9970 if you'd like to book both shows in the Theatrical Treasures Series.