Written by Sophie Treadwell
Directed by James Nelson
Avant-garde, shocking, and surreal, Machinal twists the sensational real-life story of murderer Ruth Snyder into a dark, machine-like world filled with faceless aggressors and distorted shadows. One of the flagships of American Expressionist drama, Sophie Treadwell’s disturbing 1928 play is a startling condemnation of the confinement of women in a world controlled by men.
Please note: This production contains one scene that depicts domestic sexual violence.
Running Time: 100 minutes, with no intermission