The cast of the play Threads of Change held a mock strike on March 25 in commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Factory fire in New York that claimed the lives of 146 immigrant garment industry workers. Working conditins in the industry remain abhorrant to this day. Theatreworks presents 'Threads of Change'

Theatreworks tackles textile industry with Threads of Change

Three shows only, Friday, May 15 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 16, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Today’s textile and garment industry is fraught with horrific working conditions, crimes against poorly paid hourly workers, and unimaginable inequalities between multinational owners and the mostly female and young working class.

How is it that conditions have stayed the same these last 100 years?

Theatreworks presents Threads of Change at the Old Church Theatre for three shows only, Friday, May 15 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 16, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Kymme Patrick, the artistic director of Theatreworks, has written a poignant moving story about some of the young immigrant working girls who fought for better working conditions in 1911 New York.

They were garment workers for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. As they struggled to make a new life for themselves, often sent away from their European families to escape the drudgery of back-breaking subsistence farming, these young girls worked long difficult hours for a pittance.

Patrick is a skilled script writer and a forceful advocate of just practices and social change through drama. Threads of Change is another powerful dramatic story, weaving fact and fiction into theatre not to be missed. A simple tiered set, coupled with period costumes, projections and powerful words, enables Threads of Change to be an excellent dramatic production as well as a call for change in today’s garment industry.

Tickets are available at Laughing Oyster Bookstore in Courtenay or Red Carpet Consignment Boutique in Comox. Adults are $20 and students or seniors are $15.  For more information, ccall 250 792-2031, email theatreworks@shaw.ca or visit www.theatreworksonline.ca.

 

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