Triangle is an original romantic drama with music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Thomas Mizer and book by Mizer, Moore and Joshua Scher. Against the backdrop of an historic New York tragedy, two couples from different eras — in 1911 a Jewish seamstress and her Italian foreman, in 2011 a chemistry grad student and a free-spirited stranger — grapple with what it means to risk everything you have and everything you believe for love.
Triangle was commissioned by the Williamstown Theatre Festival and developed at the Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, the American Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University and TheatreWorks, Palo Alto.
“Daughter’s Hand”: Unsure of his feelings for Sarah after a violent encounter with her conservative Jewish father, Vincenzo (Sarah’s Catholic foreman) steps cautiously into a synagogue seeking advice and permission from a different “father”.
“Drive Away”: Attempting to explain himself to a friend he has pushed away, a reclusive chemistry graduate student remembers the last time he saw his sister before she died.
“Safe”: Unable to deal with loss in his own life, Brian tries to prevent Sarah from meeting the man she loves at the Triangle Factory the day of the infamous fire. Reaching across time, she responds with calm certainty that she must go.