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A Solitary Light

Directed by Randy Sharp
Music and Lyrics by Randy Sharp & Paul Carbonara

Featuring Spencer Aste, Shira Averbuch, Mara Beier, Dewey Caddell, George Demas, Emily Kratter, Lynn Mancinelli, Stephanie Regina and Jared Young

On March 25, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on Greene Street was engulfed in flames. On the 8th and 9th floors all the doors were locked form the outside to prevent employees from discussing unionism in the hallways, to discourage suspected theft and to ensure a full days work from the essentially enslaved seamstresses. 146 people died in this disaster. Some stood at windows begging to be saved. Some tried to climb down the fire escape that immediately collapsed because no one had wanted to pay for its repair. Some tried the elevator that was valiantly operated until it could no longer rise because of the weight on its roof of girls who had jumped into the shaft.

Solitary Light tells a story through the eyes of those who witnessed New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that resulted in the death of 146 people in 1911. It depicts the lives of Frank and Louise, two young politically minded immigrant workers in love, as they navigate the financially strapped owners and the incredibly rich families of 1911 New York who had little concept of the horrors of the working class experience. The streets of lower Manhattan in the early 20th century and the fascinating stories that happened there are carefully recreated in a manner that will bring this turning point in history to life on stage. How did a disaster like this happen? How is it possible that it still occurs in factories all over the world?

Theater Village Festival 2014
This year's 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, is entitled E PLURIBUS and features four new plays celebrating diversity in America.

September 10 - October 4, 2014
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm
Added performance on Monday, September 15 at 8pm

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photos: Dixie Sheridan (click to enlarge)

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Producer    Brian Barnhart
Lighting Designer    David Zeffren
Choreographer    Lynn Mancinelli
Costume Designer    Karl Ruckdeschel
Sound Designer    Steve Fontaine
Set Construction/Design    Chad Yarborough
Stage Management    Regina Betancourt
Dramaturge    Marc Palmieri
Vocal Coach    Andrew Byrne
Paul Carbonara    Guitar
Andy Burton    Piano
Hajnal Pivnick    Violin
Sam Quiggins    Cello

Adults – Regular $40
Seniors/Students $30

Ron Gaskill at Blake Zidell & Associates
718.643.9052 or

Due to the configuration of the theatre no late seating can be permitted.
Running time is approx. 60 minutes with no intermission.

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