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Why Machinal Should Be Revived More Often

http://paperbomb.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://paperbomb.com/home/attachment/yorvale-2 http://lamcoil.com/fr/k7hu/i7nla.php?teu=spotify-login-problems Playbill, August 2017 — Plot spoilers aren’t a big worry with Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal. Just about every description of the expressionist drama says it was inspired by the true story of Ruth Snyder, a Queens housewife who murdered her husband and was executed at New York’s Sing Sing. Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater, which is currently reviving the play through September 24, doesn’t bother hiding any of these facts. The theatre’s poster for Machinal shows an electric chair.

buy cytotec online no prescription So, there isn’t really much suspense about how Machinal ends. It isn’t that kind of true-crime entertainment. “It is more about how she got there than what she did,” says Greenhouse’s artistic director, Jacob Harvey, who is directing the play. …

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