Machinal - Fall 2005

Machinal (1928) - Fall 2005
Written by Sophie Treadwell
October 20-22 & 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.
Wood-Mar Theatre
Synopsis: A 1928 Broadway hit, Machinal is a modern parable that depicts one woman's tragic journey from isolation to murder. In Treadwell's words the play is about "a young woman, ready, eager for life, for love...but deadened, squeezed, crushed by the machine like quality of the life surrounding." This highly charged and moving play asks us to re-examine how our own lives are part of various societal "machines" that can crush our spiritual hunger for God. Join us for a thought provoking evening of 1920s Expressionism as we explore the spiritual consequences of obedience to the machines of life.