Coming up: Titanic Tales at Lincoln Center

April 11, 2012 9:05:58 AM PDT
"Titanic Tales: Stories of Courage and Cowardice", a theater work commissioned by Lincoln Center, will have its world premiere on Thursday, April 12, at 8:30 p.m. -- the date on which, 100 years ago, the RMS Titanic was mid-voyage on the way to its fateful encounter with the iceberg that led to the ship's tragic loss on the night of April 15, 1912. The performance, which takes place at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center as part of the Target Free Thursdays series, follows the survivors of the Titanic's tragic maiden voyage through the highs and lows of that fateful night.

"Titanic Tales" is part theater, part concert, part history. Poignant firsthand accounts illustrate how great danger can bring out the best -- and sometimes the worst -- in people. The remarkable recollections of actual survivors (taken from testimony given at the U.S. Senate Hearings and British Board Inquiry) are evocatively complemented by live music as played by the ship's legendary band. A blend of popular song, light classics and ragtime conjure the atmosphere and elegance of life aboard the ship.

Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. For more information, including an updated calendar of performances and programs at the atrium, visit

The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, a community, visitors and ticketing facility, is home to an array of programs, services and amenities designed for area residents, out-of-towners and visitors to Lincoln Center. Serving as a gateway to Lincoln Center and the entire Upper West Side community, the atrium offers -- for the first time in Lincoln Center history -- day-of discount tickets to available performances across the campus at the Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office, in addition to access to full-price tickets via onsite kiosks and telephone services.

Along with free performances, including Target Free Thursdays every Thursday night of the year, and Meet the Artist Saturdays -- free, family-friendly participatory programs at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every mont -- other attractions and amenities in the atrium include: a wichcraft café, a departure point for expanded Lincoln Center tours, performing arts docent's talks, a staffed information dDesk, free wi-fi, and restrooms. For more information on tours call 212/875.5350, or email