Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan Present:

The Great Divide

A Canadian Premiere
Winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition

Written By:
Alix Sobler
Directed By:
Avery Saltzman
April 30 - May 15, 2022
The Greenwin Theatre
Meridian Arts Centre
5040 Yonge Street

Supporting Sponsors:
The Jay and Barbara Hennick Family Foundation

The Show

On Saturday, March 25, 1911, at 4:45pm, a fire broke out on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on the lower east side of Manhattan. Within ten minutes, 146 workers, most of them young women, most of them recent immigrants, lay dead, either on the floor of the sweatshop, or on the street eight stories below. The Great Divide provides an insight into the immigrant and refugee experience of the early 20th Century, and those who paid the ultimate price for seeking opportunity and a new life across the ocean.

Show Times

Individual tickets will go on sale August 1!

Please click on any show time below to see available tickets for that performance:

Press Reviews

"This is richly informative theatre - with a passion that's almost incendiary." - The Boston Globe

The Cast

Mairi Babb

Sarah Gibbons

Tal Gottfried

Ron Lea

Lawrence Libor