Some of the characters are based on real people who were onboard the ship, and others are representative of types of people who lost their lives the fateful evening when the Titanic encountered an iceberg. India Tyree, whom audiences may recognize from Serenbe’s productions of “Grease” and “The Little Mermaid,” plays a third-class passenger, Kate, who dreams of a better life in America. Tyree completed an apprenticeship at Aurora Theatre after graduating from Old Dominion University in 2015 with a degree in theater, and now calls Atlanta home.
“I think everyone on the ship wants more, regardless of their class,” she said. “It reminds me of people who are still trying to reach this country to experience freedom.”