Casting Announced For FreeFall's THE MACHINE STOPS
freeFall Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of E.M. Forster's THE MACHINE STOPS, directed and adapted for the stage by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis.
The Machine Stops stars freeFall favorite Ann Morrison (The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG) and Rob Glauz (freeFall's THE GLASS MENAGERIE). The play also stars Megan Morgan (freeFall's CABARET) and Adam Kezele (PETER PAN 360 National Tour)
Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster's prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster's story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the Internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one's room. Vashti (Ann Morrison) is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno (Rob Glauz) believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan's Run, Orwell's 1984 and Netflix's Black Mirror.
Tickets can be obtained by calling the freeFall box office at 727-498-5205 or by visiting freefalltheatre.com. THE MACHINE STOPS plays May 5 through May 27.