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New Staging of MACHINAL Kicks off Wirtz Center Season Photo New Staging of MACHINAL Kicks off Wirtz Center Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 3, 2019

Inspired by the real-life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder, a?oeMachinala?? is considered one of the high points of Expressionist Theatre on the American stage.

BWW Review: MACHINAL, Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: MACHINAL, Almeida Theatre
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 11, 2018

Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell, is based on the sensational 1927 trial of Ruth Snyder, a housewife who murdered her husband. It is a play largely about a woman attempting to find her own agency, with little success, despite the restraints of being a wife and mother. While the Almeida production boasts a wonderful set and the modern relevancy is clear, it ultimately falls short of its source material.

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall.

Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan College presents MACHINAL Photo Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan College presents MACHINAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 10, 2017

Marymount Manhattan College's production of Machinal directed by Ellen Orenstein. The production ran October 12-15 in the Theresa Lang Theatre.

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall.

Marymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This Weekend Photo Marymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Marymount Manhattan College presents an all-new production of Sophie Treadwell's landmark play, Machinal, directed by professor Ellen Orenstein.

Marymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This Weekend Photo Marymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Marymount Manhattan College presents an all-new production of Sophie Treadwell's landmark play, Machinal, directed by professor Ellen Orenstein.

Through the Lens of a Woman MACHINAL Challenges America's Social Imprisonment Photo Through the Lens of a Woman MACHINAL Challenges America's Social Imprisonment
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 6, 2017

Sophie Treadwell's groundbreaking classic Machinal rips the fa ade of social customs away by forcing the audience to see life through the eyes of a young woman in the 1920s. Inspired by the real-life story of Ruth Snyder, Helen is the lens through which the mechanics of America are seen. Directed by The Speakeasy Society's co-artistic director Julianne Just, Machinal is what happens when we push against the prescribed roles of society and how much we force ourselves into those roles, and how we feel trapped by them , said Just.

Inspired by First Woman Sent to Electric Chair, MACHINAL to Play TheatreUSF This Fall Photo Inspired by First Woman Sent to Electric Chair, MACHINAL to Play TheatreUSF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Inspired by the true story of the first woman ever sent to the electric chair, USF School of Theatre & Dance presents Machinal, running Sep 22- 23 & Sep 28 - 30 at 7:30 pm and Sep 24, 30, & Oct 1 at 3 pm.

Inspired by First Woman Sent to Electric Chair, MACHINAL to Play TheatreUSF This Fall Photo Inspired by First Woman Sent to Electric Chair, MACHINAL to Play TheatreUSF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Inspired by the true story of the first woman ever sent to the electric chair, USF School of Theatre & Dance presents Machinal, running Sep 22- 23 & Sep 28 - 30 at 7:30 pm and Sep 24, 30, & Oct 1 at 3 pm.

Review Roundup: MACHINAL at Greenhouse Theatre Center in Chicago Photo Review Roundup: MACHINAL at Greenhouse Theatre Center in Chicago
by BWW Intern - Sep 5, 2017

MACHINAL at the Greenhouse Theatre is a re-imagining of the classic play inspired by murderess Ruth Snyder. See what the critics are saying!

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center presents MACHINAL Photo Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center presents MACHINAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 14, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. Inspired by the surreal life and trial of famed murderess Ruth Snyder, MACHINAL will play August 11 - September 24, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL Photo Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL.

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL.

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA
by Julie Musbach - Jul 5, 2017

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen.

Casting Announced for Greenhouse Theater Center's MACHINAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 30, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce casting the first production of its 2017-18 season, Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. 

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces Full 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Season, kicking off this summer with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play MACHINAL, inspired by the first woman to be executed by the electric chair. 

EgoPo's MACHINAL Opens 4/22
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 25, 2016

On April 22, EgoPo presents the opening of Sophie Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece, Machinal. Machinal is directed by Brenna Geffers, whose most recent work with EgoPo includes Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, and Henrik Ibsen's Lady from the Sea and A Doll's House.

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, TRIFLES and More Set for EgoPo's 'American Giants II: The Women' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

EgoPo announces their 2015-16 Festival Season, American Giants II: The Women celebrating four of the most influential female writers in the American Theater.

MACHINAL Opens Tonight at Rollins' Annie Russell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Annie Russell Theatre continues its 82nd season with Machinal, based on the real life trial of murderess Ruth Snyder. The production, directed by Dr. David Charles, is a unique style for the Rollins Department of Theatre and Dance, and for the Central Florida area.

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