Titanic
Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
Drama
Runs Feb 14Mar 07, 2021

The sinking of the RMS Titanic has long been studied for its historical significance and unmistakable hubris. A survivors’ story fraught with intrigue, Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912) tells the story using verbatim testimonies from witnesses of the wreck. What emerges is a startling portrait of class, chaos, and moral ambiguity.  Vanessa Stalling (Jeff Award-winning director of Photograph 51 and United Flight 232) brings her singular artistry to McCafferty’s text. Leveraging audio technology, she and her team will create an expansive soundscape that allows the testimonies of each individual to resonate with audiences through a heightened, visceral experience that pushes the boundaries of design and theatrical performance.

 

A digital version will be available to stream for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.

 

by Owen McCafferty
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

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