The Cloth from Which We Are Cut - Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

featuring A Besere Velt, Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen’s Circle
A benefit for the Bread & Roses Festival
At Temple Emmanuel, Andover, MA

A Besere Velt commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire with its original production, “The Cloth from Which We Are Cut.” Performed to capacity crowds in Boston, New York City and Vermont, this stirring account of the fire that changed America weaves together historical narrative with the folk music that was born in the sweatshops. “The Cloth from Which We Are Cut” is the story of 146 workers, mostly young women and girls, who died in the largest industrial tragedy of the time. It is the history of the poverty and picket lines that defined a Jewish immigrant community struggling to build a better life. The concert honors the workers who built the Jewish labor movement, and is sure to uplift those who are fighting to hold onto hard-won workplace health and safety rights 100 years later.

This is the last of three performances this fall of this moving show. Shows will also be held at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, Sunday, September 18, and at Simmons College, Tuesday, October 18. Watch the calendar here for details.