The 100th anniversary sinking of the RMS Titanic is being commemorated all year with museum exhibits, movies and documentaries, but an original production by local playwright and Fringe Festival alumni Michael Merino begins its run at Fort Fringe on October 4th and plays through October 28th. Common lore is the music kept playing as the Titanic sank deeper into the icy waters of the Atlantic, and Hear the Titanic is Merino’s music that will underscore the fall production of Hemispheric Dysfunctionalism and the Cortical Titanic.
Merino has been working on the play for years. He first staged Hemispheric Dysfunctionalism and the Cortical Titanic, about 20 years ago in New Orleans. The music is new, and with a re-worked Richard Wager composition meshed with the poetry of T.S. Elliot, the music is believably fitting as orchestral works that would have been heard by passengers on the Titanic.
Cortical Titanic, written my Michael Merino and co-directed by Kerri Rambow, will dock at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave., NW – from October 4-28th, featuring Ian LeValley as the Captain, Scott Sedar as the Millionaire, Misty Demory as not his wife, with Megan Dominy, Darius T. Epps, Jefferson Farber, Keith Irby, Patrick Joy, Bethany Michel, and Keith Waters.
It’s going to be big. It’s going to be Titanic.
Come aboard; we’re expecting you.
General Admission $25
With 2012 Fringe Button $3 discount
(i.e., General Admission = $22; Students/Seniors = $17)
Patrons wearing period costumes will receive priority seating.
Purchase tickets here.
Meet the cast.