September 22, 2021

NCT’s latest production honors victims, rescue workers of 9/11

‘110 Stories’ memorializes attacks with relatable character accounts

Newton Community Theatre is paying tribute to the victims and rescue workers of 9/11 with its latest production, “110 Stories,” due to be released around the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

From the first crash at the towers to a last goodbye at ground zero, “110 Stories” takes the audience through 9/11 as told by those who were there. This docu-play written by Sarah Tuft weaves together stories not shown on the news.

The play tells the stories of a mother, a photojournalist, an ironworker, a chiropractor and a homeless man who saved lives that day.

Their unflinching, freaked-out and occasionally funny accounts take the audience back to when 9/11 was unimaginable, capturing the shock and horror of the day as well as the resilience of New York City in its aftermath

Directed by Shawn Pavlik and assistant directed by Michael Garrison, “110 Stories” remains apolitical and memorializes 9/11 by humanizing history to reveal innate compassion.

Production noted adult language is used in the play. Mask wearing is suggested. Actors and actresses will not be wearing masks. Family and friends may sit together, but the theater asks that two seats be left between groups.

Tickets are available at the door, $12 for adults and $10 for youth. The box office is staffed weekdays noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. and one hour before each show. Call the box office at 641-792-1230 for more information.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18; and 2 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19.

Christopher Braunschweig

Reporter with a strong penchant for community journalism.