One-Act Play to perform ‘Triangle’ on Friday, Saturday

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Hunter Troppy, General Columnist

The theatre department is performing their One-Act Play “Triangle” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the BHS Auditorium.

Tickets are $5.

“We put in work for what we love and seeing the audience react in such a fascinating way makes it all worth it,” cast member Ryan Fields said.

“Triangle” tells the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York, one of the worst workplace disasters of the 20th century. Focusing on a small group of women who lives are affected by the garment workers strike and subsequent fire at the factory, the story also centers around the relationships between them, along with the issues of family, race, nationality, religion and social status and education.

Crew member Austin Burrows said the department did not just focus on acting, but also the technical aspects of the play, including special effects, props and lighting.

“We handle lighting to make sure that things run smoothly and the audience knows what to focus on,” Burrows said. “The props need to fit the theme of the act and have to be placed properly for the actors.”

Fields as one piece of advice for the community.

“Just come and watch for yourself,” he said.

A special reception will follow the Saturday performance to commemorate the victims of the Shirtwaist fire.