February 18, 20 & 28, 2021 . 7:30PM & 3PM
Principal People: 

By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director

Special Announcement: 

We are presenting an extra performance of Machinal on Sunday, February 28.

Please note: If you had a ticket for a performance on February 18 or 20, we will be automatically issuing you a new ticket for Sunday’s performance. Please email us if you have any questions.

Event Attributes


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Audience Advisory: 
This performance includes mature content.
Program Notes: 

Join us for an extra performance of Machinal! Due to UMD’s campus closure on opening weekend, we were unable to share our production team’s fully realized design. Please join us on Sunday, February 28 at 3PM for a matinee performance that makes use of innovative technologies in digital performance, lighting and set modeling.

About Machinal:

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. 

Note: All COVID-19 safety protocols are followed in this production. All rehearsals and performances are socially distanced.