The College at Brockport will continue its Fine Arts Series with “The Triangle Factory Fire Project” by Christopher Piehler and Scott Alan Evans on Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 18-20 in the Tower Fine Arts Center, 180 Holley St., Brockport.
In its time, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire held the record for the most fatalities due to a fire in New York City. The March 1911 event killed nearly 150 people, mostly immigrant women, in a matter of minutes. It was the linchpin for discussions about working conditions, unionization, women’s rights and immigrant policies.
The ensuing trials would only be eclipsed by the next year’s Titanic courtroom dramas in capturing the attention of the public. Piehler and Evans’ documentary-style production will once again focus attention on these discussions that are still relevant more than a century later.
“The show is revelatory, and it is a privilege to focus on this important event in our country’s history, learning the history and uncovering the humanity behind that history,” director Frank Kuhn said. “It’s also interesting to note many themes and issues touched on by the play remain relevant today.”
The production will open at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, with additional performances on Oct. 6 and Oct. 18-20. A 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 7 will feature American Sign Language interpretation.
Tickets cost $17 general admission; $12 for seniors, alumni, faculty and staff; and $9 for students. Call (585) 395-2787 or visit bit.ly/2gT4BTp for information.