Time Period - 1910s / WWI, Victorian (British and American)
Settings Of Play -
ACT I - August, 1869. In the county outside of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
ACT II - April, 1889. A fishing town outside of New Bedford, along the Massachusetts coast.
ACT III - March, 1911. Union Meeting Hall, New York City.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
This lyrical three act drama is a story of love, loss and survival told through three generations of Irish sisters. The play spans the years from 1869 to 1911. Scenes shift from a poor farm in Ireland to the fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and climax in New York City just after the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire. As the daughters of McDermotts, Connellys and Kenndys pass against this colorful panorama, one thing is paramount in their lives: family. It is the thread that binds them together and strengthens them to survive against all odds.
"Sensitive, charming, emotional and entertaining." - Pasadena Star News.
"Warms audiences' hearts, tickles their funny bones and, on several occasions, stimulates their tear glands." - N.Y. Daily News.
"Full of wit and wisdom, a touching play that is poetic and prophetic." - Hollywood Reporter.
THE CRIMSON THREAD was first presented at Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut on May 5, 1994. It was directed by Dan Lauria.