THE STORY: Saturday, March 25, 1911. 4:45 P.M. In the Triangle Waist Factory off downtown Manhattans Washington Square—where 500 immigrant workers from Poland, Russia and Italy toil fourteen-hour days making ladys 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. On the ninth floor, some make it to the fire escape, only to have it collapse beneath their weight. Others run to the exit door but find it locked—many, including the soon-to-be-married Margaret Schwartz, die with their hands on the doorknob. Dozens leap from the windows to their deaths, shocking the crowd of onlookers gathered below. And 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 uses eyewitness accounts, court transcripts and other archival material to create a dramatic moment-by-moment account of this historic fire and the social upheaval that followed. It culminates in the manslaughter trial of the owners, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, whose shocking acquittal inspires new outrage across New York and the entire country, the repercussions of which shaped social, political and economic policies for decades to come. By using real words spoken by real people, from Ukrainian seamstresses to millionaire Fifth Avenue socialites, 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.
Thursday February 1 – 7:30pm
Friday February 2- 7:30pm
Saturday February 3- 7:30pm
ADULT – $12.00
STUDENT – $10.00
SENIOR – $10.00
(All tickets include a $1.00 box office processing fee)
Tickets can be be purchased online
or by calling the Walled Lake Western Box Office (248) 387-9160
All box office purchases must be prepaid
For assistance with handicap seating please contact the box office
Box office hours
Performance days box office opens 1 hour before show
ALL TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO SHOW
PLEASE ALLOW AMPLE TIME FOR WILL CALL TICKETS AS LINES CAN GET LONG.
House opens 30min prior to show time!
Western box office is located at Walled Lake Western High School in the commons directly outside the theater.
Please park in the south lot and enter the main building doors near the gym.
WALLED LAKE WESTERN THEATER
Walled Lake, MI 48390