Tuesday, February 27, 2018 through
Sunday, March 4, 2018


Olmsted Theatre


Regular price $25


Tuesday, February 27
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28
6:30 p.m. (post-show discussion)

Thursday, March 1
7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 2
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3
2:00 p.m.* and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4
2:00 p.m.



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Featuring the students of the Department of Theatre.

Written by Sophie Treadwell
Direction by Maggie Lally

Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell.  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.  Tormented and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and an unwanted motherhood, she finally discovers joy in the form of an illicit love affair and her life is forever changed.  A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at how advances in the industrial age (not unlike the digital age)  created an atmosphere virtually devoid of empathy and humanity trapping many women in a male-dominated oppressive wasteland.

*The 2:00 p.m. performance of Machinal on Saturday, March 3, will be open captioned for deaf and hard of hearing patrons. Open captioning is made possible through Adelphi’s Center for Health Innovation.

Machinal Poster


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Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
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