Category: Theatre Theatre Production: MACHINAL

Theatre Production: MACHINAL

October 1, 2021 October 10, 2021

MACHINAL is available for viewing from 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 through Midnight Sunday, October 10, 2021.

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MACHINAL is a 1928 play by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, inspired by the real-life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder. It is considered one of the highpoints of Expressionist theatre on the American stage.

SYNOPSIS: A young woman works as a low-level stenographer and lives with her mother. She follows the rituals that society expects of a woman, however resistant she may feel about them. She subsequently marries her boss, whom she finds repulsive. After having a baby with him, she has an affair with a younger man who fuels her lust for life. Driven to murder her husband, she is convicted of the crime and is executed in the electric chair.

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