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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Feb. 24

On March 25, 1911, 146 workers died in what is now known as New York’s most deadly industrial disaster-the Triangle Factory Fire. During this March, more than 100 years later, Theatre Brookhaven will be performing its own rendition of Christopher Piehler ‘s play, Triangle Factory Fire Project.

The story begins at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in early 20th century New York City, where approximately 500 immigrants from Poland, Italy and Russia put in 14-hour days as garment workers. One day, an uncontrollable fire ignites in the building, and many workers cannot escape. Some are forced to jump to their death from the 10-story factory, while others perished in the flames. The plot also reflects the time period of dangerous working conditions in factories, extremely low wages, minimal women’s rights and the early development of labor union leaders.

Directed by Michael A. Robinson, shows are in the college’s Performance Hall. Performances takes place at March 1-3 and 9, at 8 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m., with a special free admission matinee for students on March 8 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 for students, staff and seniors. General admission is $8. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please contact the Box Office at 972-860-4118, or email



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