Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Machinal at Cornell

Tom Wojcik, Sara Cooper, Mitchell Chapman, Sarah Feldman
Mount Vernon – The Department of Theatre at Cornell College is proud to announce its production of Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Janeve West. Premiering on Broadway in 1928 and inspired by the 1927 murder trial and subsequent execution of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is considered one of the greatest examples of Expressionist Theatre on the American stage and remains powerfully relevant today.

Machinal runs Feb. 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre on the Cornell College Campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/students/youth; free for Cornell faculty, staff, and students with ID. On Saturday, February 21st, audiences are invited to return or remain in the theatre for a talk-back immediately following the production. The talk-back will include the cast, crew, director and Cornell’s Director of Intercultural Life, Schvalla Rivera.

For Helen Jones, a stenographer in the industrial, male-dominated world, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. She follows the rituals that society expects of a woman, however resistant she may feel about them. What unfolds is a gripping drama about the status of women in the machine of society, the torture of a loveless marriage, and the result of living a life compressed. Costume design by resident costume designer, Jenny Nutting-Kelchen. Scenic design by guest designers Peggy and Paul Sannerud, lighting and projection design by Professor Scott Olinger. This production is intended for mature audiences.

Tickets can be reserved by calling (319) 895-4293 or e-mailing Boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Source: Cornell College Press Release

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