Columbia Stages
From Here, I Can Tell You

Machinal
Written by Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Jess K Smith (MFA Directing Candidate, 2011)

Based on the legendary New York court trial of Ruth Snyder in 1927, Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 Expressionist play uncovers the life of a woman who must choose between fulfilling the world’s mechanized expectations and abandoning convention in order to live freely, whatever the costs. Now in 2011, this imaginative production uses aerial choreography and live music with an ensemble cast to illustrate with stunning theatricality the tension between social suffocation and independent breath.

March 9—12, 2011

Wednesday—Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm

Machinal Preview from Jess Smith on Vimeo.

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