'Is nothing mine?'
Sydney Theatre Company presents
By Sophie Treadwell
Rarely staged in Australia, Machinal is considered a
high point of American Expressionist theatre.
Receiving its Broadway premiere in 1928, the play, by playwright
and journalist Sophie Treadwell, is based on the true story of a
woman convicted of murdering her husband and sent to the electric
chair. The play's strong proto-feminist stance was decades ahead of
its time, tackling head-on the roles and societal expectations
placed on women with a stark and innovative theatrical style.
Our 2012 Richard Wherrett Fellow Imara Savage will take on this
touchstone piece in the Wharf 2 Theatre, our 'lab' for
investigating new and innovative new theatre practices.
Machinal will form a fascinating third perspective on
themes raised - in very different forms - in Mrs
Warren's Profession and The Maids.
Duration: 100mins (no interval)
Times: Mon 7pm; Tues - Sat 8.15pm; Sat
Previews 21 - 22 November
Season 23 - 30 November
Mon 7pm; Tues - Sat 8.15pm; Sat 2.15pm
Single ticket prices
All tickets $30
Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket prices
All tickets $25
Audi Night with the Actors
Monday 25 November 7pm
Director Imara Savage
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer/Sound Steve Francis
Robert Alexander, Matthew Backer, Brandon Burke,
Ivan Donato, Harriet Dyer, Sheridan Harbridge, Deborah
Kennedy, Katie McDonald
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