Culture Connect Featured Event
Unsinkable Women: Songs & Stories from the Titanic at the University of Saint Joseph
WEST HARTFORD, CT (October 9, 2013) – The University of Saint Joseph will present “Unsinkable Women: Songs and Stories from the Titanic” as part of its fall Performing Arts Series at the Bruyette Athenaeum.
The performance will take place on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University’s main campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. Tickets ($20 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 youth) are available online at tickets.usj.edu or by phone at 860.231.5555.
Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews, “Unsinkable Women” brings to life nine famous figures including Madeline Astor (the beautiful teenage bride of John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest men in America) and Margaret Tobin Brown — the “Unsinkable Molly" herself, whose account of the Titanic's final moments brings the evening to its dramatic climax.
Internationally acclaimed as a remarkable tour-de-force, “Unsinkable Women” will be performed by creator Deborah Jean Stapleton with musical underscoring by musical director C. Colby Sachs, choreography by Broadway veteran Ron Schwinn, nine sumptuous period costumes designed by Sara Jablon, and direction by Nancy Robillard.
The production is presented in collaboration with the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.