List of Upcoming Plays

Spring 2014



 by Christopher Piehler

 in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans

 directed by Assistant Professor Nathan Cole

 On March 25, 1911, a devastating fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory that was located directly off downtown Manhattan’s Washington Square. On the anniversary of this landmark event which shaped the history of America’s labor movement and laid the foundation for most of the workplace safety and fire codes today, Ventura College Theatre Department employs an ensemble playing over 40 plus characters to create a compelling evening of documentary theatre.  Using eyewitness reports, historical documents, news articles, trial transcripts, and books written about the fire, playwright Christopher Piehler creates a moment-by-moment account of the tragic event, the labor unrest that came before, and the social upheaval that inevitably followed.  Along the way, he explores the human toll disasters take on those left behind and reminds us of our own humanity and the precious gift of life.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2013 through Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

 Matinee performances Thursday, March 20, 2014 and Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. 


 Studio Theatre in the Ventura College Performing Arts Center

 4700 Loma Vista Road in Ventura, California.


 General - $7

Faculty/Staff/Students - $5

 It is strongly recommended to make reservations. Seating is limited.Free parking in the west parking lot Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. 


This production contains adult content that might not be suitable for children under the age of 10. For more information about the play, please contact Jay Varela by phone at (805) 289-6261 or by email at