Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

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  • access_time Various times
  • place Helen Forman Theater

Showtimes: October 4–7 at 7:30 pm, October 7 & 8 at 1 pm. Directed by Casey Seymour Kim and inspired by real-life events, this gripping drama follows Helen, a woman trapped in a suffocating routine, who yearns for something more.


As she navigates a loveless marriage, a demanding job, and societal pressures, Helen's desperation drives her to a shocking act. Machinal delves into the complexities of individuality and autonomy, offering a poignant commentary on the dehumanizing effects of conformity. Machinal is a powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanized society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder. 

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  • placeNazarian Center for the Performing Arts