Image courtesy S.S. Columbia Project
Glory Be Columbia is a new off-Broadway play about the S.S. Columbia, America’s oldest surviving passenger steamer. The S.S. Columbia has been making its way from its original home in Detroit towards the Hudson River over the last few years, a preservation project that has been over ten years in the making. When it arrives, the Columbia will serve as floating mobile museum and cultural space, while restoring a historical transportation link between New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Glory Be Columbia, is written and produced by Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers and Untapped Cities writer Aaron Asis, and is envisioned as a theatrical tour of the S.S. Columbia boat for those who did not have a chance to see her in her heyday. The play explores a woman’s life-long and unique connection to one of America’s last day boat steamers as both her older and younger selves act as an archive to Columbia‘s special place in the lives of so many Detroit-area natives. The play is directed by Michael Joseph Ormond and features Milla Ilieva and Zoe Watkins.
Glory Be Columbia will have its off-Broadway premiere at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St on March 27th with a short run through March 29th. The daily curtain will be at 7pm. The March 28th date will be followed by a Q&A with the crew and a beer & wine reception. As a sponsor for the play, Untapped Cities will offer its Insiders members free tickets to the event (limited to 15 per show). Tickets for the public are $35.
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