Machinal

RUNNING TIME
Closed
1hr. 30min.
Opened Jan 16, 2014
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. It's America's Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity - or is it? For the Young Woman (Rebecca Hall), a stenographer in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she'll go to any lengths to regain her freedom. A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at the danger that can come from a life unlived.

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Despite a Broken Turntable, Opening Night Goes On for Rebecca Hall and Broadway's Machinal - Jan 17, 2014

Suzanne Bertish, Michael Cumpsty, and Morgan Spector Join Rebecca Hall in Roundabout's Machinal - Oct 22, 2013

Golden Globe Winner Rebecca Hall Will Make Her Broadway Debut in Sophie Treadwell's Machinal - May 28, 2013

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