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THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT By Christopher Pieler in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans

Show runs- Sept 6– 17, 2017

Rating: PG

March 25, 1911. 4:45 P.M. In the Triangle Waist Factory off Manhattan’s Washington Square—where 500 immigrant workers toil fourteen-hour days making lady’s dresses—a cigarette is tossed into a bin of fabric scraps. Despite desperate efforts, flames sweep through the eighth, ninth and tenth floors. Panic-stricken workers run in all directions. Some make it to the fire escape, only to have it collapse beneath them. Others run to the exit door but find it locked and dozens leap from the windows to their deaths. Some, through bravery or sheer luck, make it out alive. In the space of twenty-eight minutes, the fire is under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, have died. THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT culminates in the manslaughter trial of the owners, whose acquittal inspires outrage across the country, the repercussions of which shaped social, political and economic policies for decades to come. Directed by Dan Schuester.

 

Performances are at 8 pm,  Wednesday through Saturday and 2 pm matinese on Sunday’s. Tickets are $14 for adults or $12 for military/senior/students (sales tax included). There is a special opening night ticket price of $10 for all onSept 6th only. Call for reservations 316-686-1282.
Wichita Community Theatre is located at 258 N. Fountain, Wichita, KS.
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