Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online
By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director
February 18 & 20, 2021 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 . 7:30PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online
Written and set in New York City during the Prohibition Era, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is based loosely on the trial of Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband in the 1920s. The story traces the life of a young woman navigating the twisting corridors of mental illness in an increasingly mechanized world. This production’s cinematic, expressionistic storytelling alternates between feelings of darkness and oppression and expressions of love, light and beauty.
“…a rare and disturbing beauty.”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.