MACHINAL, by Sophie Treadwell

Theatre - Performance

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - Saturday, November 10, 2012
8:00 PM-10:00 PM

College of the Holy Cross: O'Kane Hall
Fenwick Theatre - 2nd Floor
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
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A hallmark of American expressionist theater and one of the greatest feminist dramas ever written, Machinal, inspired by the sensational Ruth Snyder murder case, examines a young womans nightmarish journey from marriage to motherhood to homicide. Helen, trapped in a mind-numbing job, nagged by an overbearing mother and pressured by societal expectations, enters into a loveless marriage that makes her increasingly desperate. Treadwells frank discussion of female sexuality and the dehumanizing aspects of patriarchal society make the play, written in 1928, prescient and revolutionary. Edward Isser directs.

Cost: $10 General Public / $7 Holy Cross Community

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College

E-mail: jtownsen@holycross.edu
Phone: 508-793-2496

Last Modified: September 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM

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