Due to UMD's campus closure, the Thursday, February 18 performance of Machinal has been canceled. We invite you to reserve a ticket to join us for the show on Saturday, February 20.
Please note: If you currently hold a ticket for Thursday's event, we will be automatically issuing you a new ticket for Saturday's performance. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director
Written and set in New York City during the Prohibition Era, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is based loosely on the trial of Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband in the 1920s. The story traces the life of a young woman navigating the twisting corridors of mental illness in an increasingly mechanized world. This production’s cinematic, expressionistic storytelling alternates between feelings of darkness and oppression and expressions of love, light and beauty.
Actors, designers and production crew bring this story to life through innovative technologies in digital performance, lighting and set modeling.
“...a rare and disturbing beauty.”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Streaming online on February 18 & 20. Register for free tickets here: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2020/machinal
Note: All COVID-19 safety protocols are followed in this production. Rehearsals and performances take place completely virtually.