New Anna Smulowitz production marks 100th anniversary of Titanic sailing.
Anna Smulowitz debuts her original play coauthored by Charles Van Eman at the Firehouse Center. This piece follows the success of her last new play at the Firehouse. “Millyard Mass” was performed on the 100th anniversary of the Bread and Roses strike in Laurence. Similarly,”Meghan O’Dell ” marks the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912.
In April of 1912 a group of young people take a maiden voyage on the Titanic seeking new lives and opportunities in America. A Ballet troupe who had spent the winter in Paris training with the Russian Ballet and Irish orphans intersect through social class conflicts. Deeper understanding and life long connections are made ultimately influencing life and death decisions on this ill fated voyage.
Drama students who will assist Anna in direction are Alley Gelsomini, Fedja Celebic, and Katherine Hall. Choreography is by Linda Zirin . Laila Streiff, Anna’s student 33 years ago will return to design, costumes and set pieces. Slides are once again created by Rich Beatty.
WHAT: The Maiden Voyage of Meaghan O’Dell
WHEN: Sunday, July 29 at 1pm
WHERE: Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport, MA
TICKETS: All tickets $12. On sale at the door only. For more info please call the Box Office at 978/462-7336 or visit online at www.firehouse.org
About The Firehouse Center for the Arts- The Firehouse Center for the Arts is member-based organization located on the waterfront in Newburyport, with a 195-seat theater. The Firehouse offers “arts inspired experiences” including film, dance, theatre, concerts, children’s programming, a new works festival, and an art gallery which exhibits works by local and international artists. The Firehouse is handicap accessible.