Machinal

by SOPHIE TREADWELL directed by MATT TOMPKINS

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm
112 E Adams Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company
Machinal

A woman. Trapped in a system. Caught in a machine. Turned to a victim any way she looks, whether she accepts her plight or fights it.

Inspired by the notorious case of Ruth Snyder, an adulteress who died in the electric chair for the murder of her husband, Machinal explores the personal tragedy of an open, gentle individual imprisoned within a crowded, hard society. Told in nine episodes in an expressionistic style and dramatized consistently from the viewpoint of the Young Woman, it is a milestone in feminist theatre; a bleak and biting indictment of a world ruled by men. Upon its premiere on Broadway, Brooks Atkinson of The New York Times was so intrigued he reviewed the production twice, calling it a work that “in a hundred years… should still be vital and vivid.” Now, as our lives become ever more mechanized and standardized, the story of one lone individual seeking to make her voice heard grows in relevance. The current political climate, the struggle to find financial security without sacrificing your dreams, to control your own body and shape your own future in a world in which women’s power to do so remains severely limited, has indeed never been more vital and vivid.

CHRISTOPHER WATSON

CHRISTOPHER WATSON

OLIVIA RYAN

OLIVIA RYAN

FRANK SANABRIA III

FRANK SANABRIA III

BILL RATLIFF

BILL RATLIFF

TONI PHILIPS

TONI PHILIPS

RHONDA FISHER

RHONDA FISHER

CRAIG WICKLESS

CRAIG WICKLESS

JEFF WELLS

JEFF WELLS

KRISTEN WALSH

KRISTEN WALSH

JAN PETER BUKSAR

JAN PETER BUKSAR

BILL WHITE

BILL WHITE

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