MACHINAL

written by
Sophie Treadwell

SEPTEMBER 9-24

Machinal is loosely based on the real life trial of Ruth Snyder, the first woman in New York to receive the death penalty by electric chair. It is told by Sophie Treadwell, a journalist who reported on the trial at the time of it’s occurrence. It tells the story of Helen Jones’s life as a young woman, who couldn’t take the inescapable feeling of being trapped in the machine of life.

GENRE

Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" is an expressionist drama. Expressionism in theatre is characterized by intense emotion and the failure of the systems of society.

CONTENT WARNINGS

This production is intended for mature audiences. It includes flashing lights, depictions of death by electrocution, implied rape, and violence. 

RUN TIME

"Machinal" runs for approximately 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission between acts.

THE CAST

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Wylie Ernst

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Britney Williams

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Keith Rose

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Michelle Longee

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Trenton Eide

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Isaac Hines

THE CREATIVES

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Lauren Stanfield

Director

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Kalista Sandhofner

Backstage Manager

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Jarred Newman

Assistant Director

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Daniel Hill

Lighting Design

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Jesse Myers

Scenic Design

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MA
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"Your skin oughtn't to curl—ought it—when he just comes near you—ought it?"

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