Machinal

Tue 24th – Mon 30th Jul 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“One woman's struggle for happiness in life's great machine.”

Oxford University Dramatic Society

SUMMARY

Sophie Treadwell's Machinal was first performed on Broadway in 1928, and is the highpoint of Expressionism: a whirlwind tale of love, gender imbalance and murder. Helen, headstrong but oppressed, is pressured to marry a man she does not love, is ultimately pushed to the edge and faces devastating consequences. Immersed in the world of speakeasies, Harlem, jazz and social revolution, Machinal poses questions that have yet to be fully answered.

'Fit for a King' (BroadwayBaby.com on The Little Prince, 2011). 'What OUDS have achieved is remarkable' (Oxford Times on Master and Margarita, 2010).

Ages 12+.

Machinal is a touring production in association with OUDS, and will also be passing through London (Arcola Tent, July 23rd) and Edinburgh (C Nova, August 3rd - 26th).

See links for tickets and further details.

Admission: £12(£10) – £15

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