Directed by June Clark Eubanks
Written by Sophie Treadwell in 1928, this visceral, groundbreaking script was inspired by the startling events of the trial, conviction, and state execution of Ruth Snyder the year before. A ‘normal’ housewife with no apparent motive, she was convicted of murdering her husband while he slept. As the trial became sensationalized and the public rushed to demonize Ruth, then-journalist, Ms. Treadwell, wondered what circumstances might have led her to this desperate act. The universal themes of her story continue to reflect the diversity and challenges of our own community and encourages the viewer to engage in an inclusive experience that represents and speaks to each of us. Our production will provide an expressionistic look at the life of “Everywoman,” offering a feminist perspective of the notion of free will and what it has meant to be female in our capitalist and highly-mechanized society over the last 90 years.
7:30 pm Performances
February 28, 29
3 pm Performance
Second Stage Theatre
Theatre and Performance Studies
Parkland College, "Machinal" (2019). Parkland Theatre. 150.