The Triangle Factory Fire Project

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The Triangle Factory Fire Project

Noah Conley, Reporter

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The Langham Creek Theater is working to produce a new play called “The Triangle Factory Fire Project,” with Ms. Cross directing. The play is about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and the legal battle that ensued.

“This play is based on the horrific events which happened in the Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911, and then in act two, we get to see the trial that happend,” Ms. Cross said.

  The people behind the play think that the themes the play present are very relevant in today’s political and social climate.

  “It’s a play for this era,” Ms. Cross said. “It fits with a lot of social aspects that are happening right now, especially the women’s movement, labor unions and immigration. So there’s a lot of really poignant things happening in this show that can also relate to today.”

  The play has a large cast of actors working on the project (45 in total), and they will be rehearsing all the way up to the premiere of the play. The tech team, the people behind the things like assembling props and sets, have been dealing with their own challenges and problems assembling the props and sets for the play, which requires a 3-story set.

  “I work with a lot of different people and a lot of different tolls, things like that,” head of the tech team Aaron Strand said. “So (the challenge) is mainly figuring out how to use these resources to my advantage, and there’s also a lot of time management.”

  The Triangle Factory Fire Project will be performed on November 1st, 4th and 5th. Hope to see you there!