2012-04-05 / Scene
Flint Youth Theater remembers the Titanic
FLINT — The late night of April 14 and early morning of April 15, 2012 mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.
FYT has planned a thought-provoking and emotionally engaging Special Event, Remembering Titanic, commemorating the great ship, the events surrounding her short and tragic career and the people who sailed aboard her.
Come aboard for one or all of these events at Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 East Kearsley St. Tickets are available at FYT by calling 810-237-1530. Complete information is available at www.FlintYouthTheatre.org.
It has been said the 20th century was to have been the apogee of civilization – humanity reaching its maximum potential. As the 1800s surrendered to the 1900s, the world began to place its faith in complex and astonishing machinery that, it seemed, could never go wrong or fail. Ironically, the sinking of Titanic gave humanity a bitter slap in the face.
April 14 — 10 p.m. Scotland Road, written by Jeffrey Hatcher. A beautiful young woman in 19th-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game of intrigue and psychodrama probing selfidentity. The performance time of this staged reading has been chosen to coincide with the time the ship struck the iceberg
April 15 — 2:30 p.m. A Titanic Centennial Album. The event includes a panel of speakers, a multi-media presentation of images of the ship and a memorial service for the more than 1,500 souls who lost their lives in the sinking a century ago.
April 15 — 4:30 p.m. Trace Titanic, written by FYT Executive Artistic Director, William P. Ward. Exploring themes of progress vs. history and the beauty found in tragic events, Trace Titanic is crafted as a collage for voices.
April 15 — 6:30 p.m. The queue starts here for A White Star Line Banquet. As a finale to the centennial weekend, FYT offers a delectable dinner banquet reminiscent of culinary delights served by White Star Line chefs in the ships’ candlelit salons; catering by Fandangles’. Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 11.
Specially priced advance ticket packages are available. All three performances and dinner: $50. Three performance events (no dinner): $15. Two performance events (no dinner): $10. Day of performance tickets are available for Scotland Road ($7), A Titanic Centennial Album ($5), and Trace Titanic ($7).
Flint Youth Theatre is a program of the Flint Institute of Music.
Details or to purchase tickets: Call 810- 237-1530. — G.G.
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