Anderson Theatre presents " Machinal"

May 9, 2013 at 810 pm[2h]Add to your calendar
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Amy Seham directs Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, a rare and stunning example of American Expressionist theatre hailed by critics as a masterpiece of 20th century drama.

As a playwright and intrepid reporter, Treadwell covered the sensational 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, an ordinary woman who was convicted of killing her husband and later sentenced to become the first woman executed in the new electric chair. The trial inspired Treadwell to write this story of an Everywoman as she struggles to find her own voice within the mechanized pressures and entrenched power of society.  When Treadwell's play opened on Broadway in 1928, the New York Times called it, "a triumph of individual distinction, gleaming with intangible beauty.”

AudiencePublic
ContactAl Behrends ’77 — 507-933-7013
CategoryFine Arts
Cost$9 adults, $6 senior citizens & students, one comp ticket each for Gustavus students & staff
TicketsAvailable online at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7598
SponsorDepartment of Theatre and Dance
Websitehttp://gustavus.edu/theatre-dance/season.php
Tagssocial justice theatre, Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Theatre, and Amy Seham