Machinal

December 20, 2013—March 2, 2014

American Airlines Theatre

"If you care about American theater, go now!"

, time out new york

Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (The TownVicky Cristina Barcelona) stars in this sensational new production helmed by acclaimed British director Lyndsey Turner.

It’s America’s Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity––or is it? For one young woman 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 an 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. 

Machinal Cast

Young Woman
Rebecca Hall
Mother
Suzanne Bertish
Husband
Michael Cumpsty
Lover
Morgan Spector
Company
Damian Baldet
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Ashley Bell
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Jeff Biehl
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Arnie Burton
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Ryan Dinning
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Scott Drummond
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Dion Graham
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Edward James Hyland
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James Loughlin
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Maria-Christina Oliveras
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Daniel Pearce
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Henny Russel
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Karen Walsh
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Michael Warner

"A must-see."

, new york post

Presented at

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues