By Sophie Treadwell,
Directed by Janeve West.
Premiering on Broadway in 1928 and inspired by the 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, "Machinal" has been considered one of the greatest and earliest examples of Expressionist Theatre on the American stage. The story involves Helen, whose entire life has been dictated to her. She follows the rituals that society expects of a woman, however resistant she may feel about them. What unfolds is a gripping drama about the status of women in an increasingly mechanized society, and the torture of a loveless marriage.
The show runs Feb. 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors/students/youth. Free for faculty, staff, and students. For tickets contact the Box Office at 319-895-4293. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst