Broadway's Machinal, Starring Rebecca Hall, Will Offer Feb. 13 Snow Special
12 Feb 2014
Machinal, the 1928 drama inspired by real-life murderer Ruth Snyder that opened Jan. 16 at the American Airlines Theatre, will offer a $20 snow special for the Feb. 13 performance. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office only.
Theatregoers can show their MetroCard to purchase $20 tickets for the 8 PM performance at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).
Starring Hall in her Broadway debut as Young Woman, the character based on Snyder, who is sentenced to death, Machinal is directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica at Almeida; Philadelphia, Here I Come! at Donmar), also making her Broadway debut.
Here's how the play is billed: "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 the Young Woman (Hall), a stenographer 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 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."
The creative team includes Es Devlin (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Jane Cox (lights) and Matt Tierney (sound).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.